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Amylase Test

Also Known as: Serum Amylase Test, S Amylase Test, Amylase Blood Test
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Description - An amylase test is used to measure the amylase enzyme in the blood or urine. This enzyme is produced by the pancreas and salivary glands in the human body. It is responsible for crucial bodily functions such as breaking down carbohydrates and helping with food digestion. This test is recommended for individuals for the diagnosis of pancreas disease, kidney problems, and several other conditions. Overview of the Amylase Test Amylase is an e ....Read More

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

The amylase test is a blood test that measures the level of amylase in your blood. Amylase is an enzyme that helps break down carbohydrates.

There are a few different diseases that can be diagnosed with an amylase test. One is pancreatitis, which is inflammation of the pancreas. This can be caused by alcohol abuse, certain medications, or other conditions. Another disease that can be diagnosed with an amylase test is diabetes. This is because when someone has diabetes, their pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin.

If you are experiencing symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, or diarrhea after eating foods that contain carbohydrates, your doctor may order an amylase test. Symptoms of pancreatitis, which is inflammation of the pancreas, can also be mistaken for indigestion. An amylase test can help diagnose whether these symptoms are being caused by pancreatitis or another condition.

If you are scheduled for an amylase test, your doctor will likely give you specific instructions on how to prepare.

You should also avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for 24 hours before the test. These activities can increase levels of amylase in your blood and lead to inaccurate results.

Yes, it is safe to take an Amylase Test. This test measures the level of amylase in your blood. Amylase is an enzyme that helps digest carbohydrates.

There are a few things you should do to prepare for an amylase test:

-Avoid eating or drinking anything for at least 8 hours before the test. This includes chewing gum and hard candy.

-If you take medicine that could affect the results of the test, your doctor will tell you to stop taking it for a while before the test.

-Your doctor may also tell you to fast for 12 hours before the test if he or she suspects you have pancreatitis.

Yes, fasting is required for the amylase test. This is because the level of amylase in your blood may be affected by what you have eaten or drunk recently. Fasting ensures that there are no confounding factors affecting the results of the test.

Yes, home sample collection is available for Amylase Test. One can simply opt for home collection while booking a test through Max Lab.

The Amylase Test Normal Range is:

Amylase Test Normal Range Sample Male Female
Serum/Plasma 28-100 U/L 28-100 U/L
Sample Male Female
Urine ≤ 490 U/L ≤ 450 U/L

About This Test

An amylase test is used to measure the amylase enzyme in the blood or urine. This enzyme is produced by the pancreas and salivary glands in the human body. When is the Amylase Test Prescribed? A
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