AMYLASE

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What is Amylase?

Amylase catalyzes the breakdown of complex starch. Most of the serum amylases are mainly derived from the pancreas and pituitary gland. The measurement of alpha-Amylase is important for the diagnosis of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) as well as other pancreatic and intestinal diseases.

Technique

PHOTOMETRY

Who prescribes

Gastroenterologists, General physician, General Medicine, Surgeons

Sample type

SERUM

Fasting

Fasting