Amylase is a special type of Protein involving in the Digestion process which is produced by the Pancreas and Saliva Glands. This test calculates the Amylase level of the blood to diagnose pancreas illnesses like Pancreatitis and Salivary gland disorders.
Test Code: 42
₹ 300.00


Why Amylase test?


Blood amylase test along with lipase estimation is used to help diagnose inflammation of the pancreas - pancreatitis (acute and chronic), pancreatic cancer, blockage in the pancreatic duct, cystic fibrosis, etc. higher levels of amylase are also seen in conditions like perforated peptic ulcer, torsion of an ovarian cyst, ileus, mesenteric ischemia, mumps (inflammation of salivary glands), etc. Specimen of urine amylase is used to diagnose pancreatic and salivary disorders. Causes of pancreatitis are gall stones, abdominal surgery, certain medications, cystic fibrosis, gall stones, hypercalcemia (high blood calcium levels), infections, injury to the abdomen, obesity, etc. Symptoms for pancreatic disorders are upper abdominal pain that radiates to the back or feels worse after eating, fever and loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, jaundice, and rapid pulse. Complications of pancreatitis can lead to pseudocyst (fluid and debris get collected in cysts like pockets in the pancreas that ruptures and can cause internal bleeding and infections), infection, diabetes, malnutrition (due to lack of digestive enzymes to breakdown the nutrients from food results conditions like steatorrhea – excretion of lipids, leads to weight loss), kidney failure, breathing difficulties (acute pancreatitis can cause chemical changes in the body that affects the lung function, causing a fall in oxygen level in the blood to dangerously low levels) and pancreatic cancer.

General instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample drawn from the vein/ urine. Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presentingcomplaints / signs or symptoms:

SPECIMENREQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.   

This Multi-Specialty Clinical Referral Laboratory  RTDIAGNOSTICS provides precise and accurate tests with an extensive range of testing services to the medical centers to help in the diagnosis and identification of pathology in the test specimens for infectious diseases and also to evaluate the function of organ systems of the patient. It prevents further complications and helps to stabilize and restore health to near normalcy at the earliest without delay.