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Amylase

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

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
N/A

Common Use:
To assist in diagnosis and evaluation of the treatment modalities used for pancreatitis.

Specimen:
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube. Plasma collected in a green-top (heparin) tube is also acceptable.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Enzymatic)

AgeConventional & SI Units
3–90 d0–30 units/L
3–6 mo6–40 units/L
7–11 mo6–70 units/L
1–3 yr11–80 units/L
4–9 yr16–91 units/L
10–18 yr19–106 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.

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Amylase." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425176/all/Amylase.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Amylase. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425176/all/Amylase. Accessed April 20, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Amylase. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425176/all/Amylase
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Amylase [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 20]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425176/all/Amylase.
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