This test is used to help diagnose and monitor pancreatitis. Amylase is an enzyme that is produced in the pancreas which helps digest carbohydrates. When the pancreas is inflamed, it releases amylase into the blood.
Anyone who wants to monitor pancreas health. It can also be used to help diagnose certain digestive disorders.
If any of the test results are abnormal, you should follow up with a health care provider.
There is no preparation for this test.
For more information on this test, go to labtestsonline.org.