Amylase, Body Fluids


See Also Amylase, Serum/Plasma

دواعي الإستعمال

This test is used postoperatively to differentiate between wound secretions and pancreatic fistula secretions. In pleural fluid, elevated amylase levels are found in pancreatitis, injury of the thoracic duct, leukaemia and primary bronchial carcinoma.

نوع العينة والكمية والشروط

1 ml Body Fluid Stability: 24 Hours at 15-25 °C 7 Days at 2-8 °C 30 Days at (-15)-(-25) °C

إحتياطات خاصة

Draw serum for comparison. Benign ovarian cyst fluids may have significant amylase activity. Avoid lipemic samples. Oxalate and citrate depress results.

المعدل الطبيعي

Ascitic and pleural fluids amylase activity are identical to, or slightly less than, serum activity.

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