Amylase is an enzyme or protein produced by the pancreas to digest carbohydrates. It converts starch and glycogen into sugar.
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|Amylase Test Labs & Book Appointment||Price starting from|
|Amylase Test Cost in Delhi||₹210|
|Amylase Test Cost in Gurgaon||₹210|
|Amylase Test Cost in Noida||₹128|
|Amylase Test Cost in Bangalore||₹320|
|Amylase Test Cost in Mumbai||₹382|
|Amylase Test Cost in Chennai||₹315|
|Amylase Test Cost in Hyderabad||₹220|
|Amylase Test Cost in other cities||₹128|
Frequently Asked Questions About Amylase Test
The following are the important questions that you should know before taking the amylase blood test.
- What is amylase?
- Why is an amylase blood test done?
- Who should take the amylase test?
- How should I prepare for the procedure?
- How is it done?
- What are the risk factors?
- What is the normal range?
What is Amylase?
Amylase is an enzyme or protein produced by the pancreas to digest carbohydrates. It converts starch and glycogen into sugar. The pancreas is an organ in the belly which helps to digest food.
The amylase enzyme is normally found in the pancreas and salivary glands. It is also found in the blood and urine in a small amount.
Why is an amylase blood test done?
Sometimes the pancreas may be inflamed or damaged, producing little or more amylase. It is a sign of pancreatic disorder if the amylase is in an abnormal amount. The amylase test measures the amount of amylase present in our body.
The high level of amylase indicates that the digestive enzyme is blocked from moving to the small intestine from the pancreas. The amylase test is also known as the serum amylase test.
Who should take the amylase test?
Your doctor may ask you to take the amylase test in the following cases
- Continuous vomiting
- Severe pain in the abdomen
- Loss of appetite
The amylase test is also done to monitor medical conditions such as
- Disorders in eating
In some cases, your doctor may ask you to take the lipase test along with an amylase test. The pancreas produces lipase to digest fats.
How should I prepare?
The amylase test does not require any special preparation. But inform the doctor if you are taking any medications. Because some medications may affect the test results. You should also avoid drinking alcohol prior to the test.
How is it done?
The amylase test is similar to a normal blood test. An elastic band will be tied around your arm to make the vein visible. The antiseptic will be applied to the area where the blood is drawn. A needle will be inserted in your vein to draw the blood. Then the blood sample will be sent to the lab for the test.
What are the risks involved?
The amylase test does not have any possible side effects. You may feel slight discomfort due to the needle inserted in the vein.
What is the normal range?
The amylase test helps to detect any abnormalities in the pancreas. The low level of amylase indicate
- Cystic fibrosis
- Chronic pancreatitis
- Liver failure
If the amylase level is high, it indicates
- Cancer in pancreas
- Poor kidney function
- Acute pancreatitis
- Blockage in pancreas
If your doctor suspects the presence of pancreatitis, then she may ask you to take a lipase test along with an amylase test.