Amylase is an enzyme that digests Carbohydrates, Glycogen and Starch. It is produced mainly in the salivary glands and pancreas. Amylase is usually present in the blood and urine in small quantities. When the pancreas is diseased or inflamed amylase escapes into the blood.
A marked rise in serum amylase occurs in 95% of patien...
< 100 U/L
When to get Tested
When there is s/s of Pancreatic disorder ( severe abdominal pain that radiates to the back or gets worse after eating, fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, jaundice , Rapid pulse, Steatorrhoea)