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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Amylase (serum)
Sample container
Vacutainer / Gold / SST
Volume required
5 mL
Reference Ranges
28-100 IU/L
Clinical notes
May be markedly raised in acute pancreatitis (typically above 5-fold). Milder elevations may occur in other acute abdominal conditions such as perforated duodenal ulcer. Also raised in diabetic ketosis and salivary gland disorders (notably mumps). 
Lipaemic has an negative interference in this assay.
Turn around time
Same day (working days)
Last modified: 02/08/2017