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Also known as: Amy
Formal name: Amylase
Related tests: Lipase, Trypsin, Trypsinogen

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Sources Used in Current Review

Test ID: RAMSU Amylase, Random, Urine. Mayo Clinic. Available online at http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/89879 through http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com. Accessed April 2014.

Amylase – Blood. (Updated Feb. 4, 2011.) MedlinePlus. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003464.htm through http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus. Accessed April 2014.

Devaraj, Sridevi. (Updated Oct. 10, 2012.) Medscape. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2054386-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed April 2014.

Test ID: LPS Lipase, Serum. Mayo Clinic. Available online at http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8328 through http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com. Accessed April 2014.

Amylase/Creatinine Clearance Ratio Measurement. Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Available online at http://www.muschealth.com/lab/content.aspx?id=150324 through http://www.muschealth.com. Accessed April 2014.

Test ID: AMBF Amylase, Body Fluid. Mayo Clinic. Available online at http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8371 through http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com. Accessed April 2014.

Matull, W. R., et. al. (April 2006.) Biochemical Markers of Acute Pancreatitis. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Available online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1860356/ through http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Accessed April 2014.

Test: 8352 Amylase, Total, Serum. Mayo Clinic. Available online at http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/interpretive-guide/?alpha=A&unit_code=8352 through http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com. Accessed April 2014.

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Dugdale, D. (Updated 2009 January 28). Amylase – blood. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003464.htm. Accessed May 2010.

Mathew, A. et. al. (Updated 2009 November 11). Hyperamylasemia. eMedicine [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/186389-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed May 2010.

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