LabCorp Test

Amylase Serum Test

Quick Overview

Test to diagnose pancreatitis or other pancreatic diseases.

Test #001396


Availability: In stock

Also Known As AML
Preparation No special preparation required.
Test Results 1-2 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.
The amylase test measures the amount of amylase in your blood.  Amylase is an enzyme that helps digest food and is made in the pancreas and salivary gland.
The amylase blood test is used for diagnosing or monitoring a problem with your pancreas such as pancreatitis.

This test is ordered if you present symptoms of a pancreatic disorder
These symptoms include:
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever

Elevated amylase may indicate:

  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • A blockage in the pancreas
Low amylase can indicate:
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Liver disease
  • Cystic fibrosis

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