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Amylase Test (Serum)

Amylase is an enzyme that is primarily produced by the pancreas and salivary glands to aid in the digestion of carbohydrates. The presence of this enzyme in the blood, also known as serum amylase, is normal. However, the level of amylase in the blood can rise due to certain conditions such as pancreatitis, a condition characterized by inflammation of the pancreas, gallstones, or mumps, which is a viral infection affecting the salivary glands.

  • Test Name Amylase Test (Serum)
  • Sample Type Blood
  • Preparations Required No special preparation is required for this test.
  • Report Time 4 hours

What is Amylase Test ?

The Amylase Test is usually conducted as part of a series of tests to diagnose diseases related to the pancreas. It can also be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for these diseases. The serum amylase test measures the amount of amylase in the blood to detect and monitor an inflamed pancreas.

Normal Range of Amylase Levels

The Normal range for Amylase levels usually falls between 30 to 110 units per liter (U/L). amylase high level could be a sign of pancreatitis, whereas lower levels may point towards pancreatic insufficiency. Proper interpretation necessitates consideration of the clinical context.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The s Amylase Test measures the amount of amylase in your blood. It is commonly used to diagnose or monitor conditions such as pancreatitis, gallstones, or salivary gland infections.

High amylase levels could be a sign of pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, or other pancreatic conditions. It may also be linked to problems with the salivary glands or kidney disease. Additional assessment is necessary to confirm a diagnosis.

Normal amylase levels in the blood typically range between 30 and 110 units per liter (U/L), but this can vary depending on the laboratory.

Low amylase levels may suggest pancreatic insufficiency, chronic pancreatitis, or liver disease. But, it's important to consider the patient's overall health and conduct more tests for accurate diagnosis.

Amylase does not have a direct impact on blood sugar levels. However, conditions such as pancreatitis, which can increase amylase levels, can indirectly influence blood sugar regulation.

Different treatments are available for high amylase depending on the cause. Pancreatitis may require hospitalization and supportive care, while other causes may need specific treatments. The recovery process can vary.

Symptoms of high amylase levels include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, and bloating. In serious situations, it can result in jaundice or pancreatitis.

Controlling amylase levels involves treating the primary cause like pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer through medication, lifestyle changes, or surgery.

Sprint Diagnostics offers Amylase test at an affordable price of just ₹440. Book your amylase serum blood test at your nearest sprint diagnostic center in Hyderabad.

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