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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
Amylase
CategoryClinical Biochemistry
Code
AM
Test information
Diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. Amylase is also raised in acute abdominal disorders, biliary tract disease, DKA, renal failure, ruptured ectopic pregnancy, macroamylasaemia, pancreatic pseudocyst, salivary gland inflammation (mumps).
Reference range
0-100 iu/L
Special requirements
Serum
Tube type
SST
Gold top tube
TAT Inpatient
1.5 hrs (ED)4 hrs (IP)
TAT GP/Outpatient
24 hrs
Referral lab
Local, Clinical Biochemistry
Page last updated: 16 July 2019