Amylase

Amylase is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
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Rationale
To assist in diagnosis and evaluation of the treatment modalities used for pancreatitis.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Enzymatic.

AgeConventional and SI Units
Newborn–6 mo0–30 units/L
Child11–90 units/L
Adult–older adult100–300 units/L
Values may be slightly elevated in pregnancy and in older adults due to the effects of medications and the presence of multiple chronic or acute diseases with or without muted symptoms.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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