Amylase – Pancreatic
Serum (Gold Top)
Minimum volume: 1 mL
Adult <53 U/L
Results >265 U/L will be phoned to the requesting clinician.
Same Day (60 minutes from receipt for Urgent Samples)
7 days 15-25°C
1 month at 2-8°C
Amylase is a pancreatic enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates such as amylose and glycogen. Measurement of pancreatic amylase is used for the diagnosis and monitoring of acute pancreatitis.