Amylase is a digestive enzyme that is a contained in human pancreatic juice and saliva, where it acts to breakdown long-chain carbohydrates (such as starch) into smaller units.


... Why get tested?
To diagnose pancreatitis or other pancreatic diseases

When to get tested?
If you have symptoms of a pancreatic disorder, such as severe abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite, or nausea

Sample required?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm
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