At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To diagnose pancreatitis
When to Get Tested?
If you have symptoms of a pancreatic disorder, such as severe abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite or nausea
A blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm
The Test Sample
What is being tested?
Amylase is an enzyme made mainly by the pancreas. It is released from the pancreas into the digestive tract to help digest starch in our food.
How is the sample collected for testing?
A blood sample is taken by needle from a vein in the arm.
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