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What is the Lab Name for Amylase?

Amylase

What is the Lab Abbreviation for Amylase?

What is Amylase in terms of Nursing Labs?

Amylase is made in the pancreas.  It is an enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates to allow our body to absorb it.  Monitoring amylase levels can identify problems with the pancreas.

What is the Normal Range for Amylase?

0-130 U/L

What are the Indications for Amylase?

  • Diagnosing:
    • Pancreatitis
    • Pancreatic Duct Obstruction
    • Macroamylasemia
  • Trauma to Pancreas

What would cause Increased Levels of Amylase?

  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • DKA
  • Peritonitis
  • Abdominal Trauma
  • Duodenal Obstruction
  • Mumps
  • Alcohol use

What would cause Decreased Levels of Amylase?

  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Toxemia of Pregnancy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Liver Disease

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