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ID:23 Amylase (fluid)
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DescriptionA circulating enzyme used as a marker of tissue damage.
Additional InfoSome GI abnormalities, such as pancreatitis, perforated peptic ulcers and necrotic bowel, may allow pancreatic secretions to enter the peritoneal cavity. Peritoneal fluid can find its way into a pleural space, and therefore pancreatitis may present with pleural effusion.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationPleural fluid amylase is elevated in cases of pancreatic pleural fistula, esophageal rupture, malignant effusion, pancreatic ascites and pancreatic duct trauma. Most patients with pancreatic ascites have high peritoneal fluid amylase as well as high serum and urine amylase.

TubePlain Universal
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Collection ConditionsNo restrictions
Min. Vol2 mL

Ref. Range (Male)See note
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesActivity identical to or slightly less than serum amylase
Units - Not Defined -
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GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
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Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 21/06/2017 12:00:56. Published By S.Bennett on 21/06/2016 12:00:56.