Amylase Blood Test

AML


Test Code: 001396
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Amylase Blood Test

This test measures the level of Amylase in the blood.  Amylase is an enzyme produced by the pancreas which aids in digestion.  Elevated levels of Amylase can indicate a number of conditions such as pancreatitis, pancreatic tumor, or gallstones blocking the pancreatic duct.

Amylase testing is typically ordered when a person is experiencing symptoms of a pancreatic disorder such as abdominal or back pain, fever, loss of appetite or nausea.  It can also be used to monitor treatment for pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer or after having a gallstone removed. 

Amylase testing is often done with a Lipase test

Turnaround time for the Amylase, Blood (Serum) test is typically 1 business day.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

The Amylase, serum test has no special requirements.

Categories:


Amylase Blood Test

AML


Test Code: 243
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Amylase Blood Test

This test measures the level of Amylase in the blood.  Amylase is an enzyme produced by the pancreas which aids in digestion.  Elevated levels of Amylase can indicate a number of conditions such as pancreatitis, pancreatic tumor, or gallstones blocking the pancreatic duct.

Amylase testing is typically ordered when a person is experiencing symptoms of a pancreatic disorder such as abdominal or back pain, fever, loss of appetite or nausea.  It can also be used to monitor treatment for pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer or after having a gallstone removed. 

Amylase testing is often done with a Lipase test

Turnaround time for the Amylase, Blood (Serum) test is typically 1 business day.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

The Amylase, serum test has no special requirements.

Categories:



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