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ID:24 Amylase (urine)
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DescriptionA circulating enzyme used as a marker of tissue damage. This test is not routinely available. Please contact the Duty Officer to discuss.
IndicationMacroamylasaemia, late presentation of acute pancreatitis.
Additional InfoCan be detected 6-10 hrs after amylase found in serum, concentration 3 to 5 times greater than in serum. Levels may remain elevated for up to 2 weeks after an episode of acute pancreatitis, and may suggest formation of a pseudocyst.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationResult should be considered in relation to plasma amylase value. Generally, in acute pancreatitis plasma amylase levels will be raised as will urine levels, whereas in macroamylasaemia plasma levels will be high but urine levels normal.

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleUrine
TubePlain Universal
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsNo restrictions
Min. Vol2 mL
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Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 31/08/2019 11:42:09. Published By Matthew Clifford on 31/08/2018 11:42:09.