|Description||A circulating enzyme used as a marker of tissue damage. This test is not routinely available. Please contact the Duty Officer to discuss.|
|Indication||Macroamylasaemia, late presentation of acute pancreatitis.
|Additional Info||Can 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.
|Interpretation||Result 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.
|Collection Conditions||No restrictions
|Min. Vol||2 mL|
|Ref. Range (Male)|| |
|Ref. Range (Female)|| |
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
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|Units|| - Not Defined -|
|IP Acute TAT||Refer to Website|
|IP Routine TAT||Refer to Website|
|GP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|GP Routine TAT||Refer to Website|
Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 31/08/2019 11:42:09. Published By Matthew Clifford on 31/08/2018 11:42:09.