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|Amylase Test Price in Delhi||₹ 210|
|Amylase Test Price in Noida||₹ 128|
|Amylase Test Price in Gurgaon||
|Amylase Test Price in Mumbai||₹ 300|
|Amylase Test Price in Chennai||₹ 158|
|Amylase Test Price in Bangalore||₹ 320|
|Amylase Test Price in Hyderabad||₹ 300|
|Amylase Test Price in other Indian Cities||₹ 128|
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Frequently Asked Questions About Amylase Test
What is Amylase?
The 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 is normally found in the pancreas and salivary glads. It is also found in the blood and urine in small amount.
Why is amylase 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 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 small intestine from pancreas. The amylase test is also known as serum amylase test.
Who should take amylase test?
Your doctor may ask you to take the amylase test in the following cases
- Continuous vomitting
- Severe pain in 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 Lipase test along with amylase test. The pancreas produce 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 normal blood test. An elastic band will be tied around your arm to make the vein visible. The antiseptic will be applied on the area from 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 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 does the result mean?
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 lipase test along with amylase test.