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Amylase in Asansol

Also known as Serum Amylase
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation is required.

Understanding Amylase in Asansol


What is Amylase in Asansol?

An Amylase test is used to evaluate the levels of amylase enzyme (a type of digestive enzyme that helps your body to break down carbohydrates) made by the pancreas. It is available at an affordable price in Asansol with Tata 1mg Labs. An Amylase test is important to diagnose pancreas-related disorders such as pancreatitis (inflammation in the pancreas), blockages, and pancreas-associated chronic diseases. You may need this test if you experience upper abdominal pain radiating to the back, abdominal tenderness, nausea, pale stool, bloating, jaundice, rapid pulse, and fever.

High amylase levels may indicate pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation), blockage by a gallstone in the pancreatic duct, or, rarely, a pancreatic tumor. Conversely, low amylase levels may suggest health issues like liver disorders or cystic fibrosis. Additionally, your doctor may request this test to evaluate treatment response. No special preparation is required for a lipase test, and you can maintain your regular eating and drinking routine.

What does Amylase measure?

An Amylase test determines the amount of amylase enzyme in your blood. This enzyme helps in the breakdown of complex dietary carbohydrates into simple carbohydrates for absorption. The digestion of carbohydrates begins in the mouth since the amylase is secreted by the salivary glands too. However, the majority of the amylase is produced by the pancreas and secreted into the duodenum of the small intestine. The amount of amylase in the blood rises either due to its increased secretion into the blood or decreased elimination by the kidneys. Higher levels of amylase for longer periods indicate pancreatic complications and need medical intervention.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Amylase in Asansol


Frequently Asked Questions about Amylase in Asansol

Q. When can an amylase blood test be requested?

An amylase blood test can be requested if you show symptoms of a pancreatic disorder, such as severe abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite, or nausea. It may also be requested when your doctor wants to monitor your treatment response and check whether amylase levels are increasing or decreasing. An amylase test is also a crucial marker for detecting ectopic pregnancy and acute pancreatitis in pregnant women.

Q. What are the conditions that can elevate amylase levels?

Amylase levels in blood may be increased due to acute or chronic pancreatitis; cancer of the pancreas, colon, ovary, breast, or lungs; intestinal disorders, ruptured ectopic pregnancy (abnormal pregnancy), swelling of salivary gland such as mumps, severe burns, diabetic ketoacidosis, kidney diseases, the intake of certain drugs like morphine, alcoholism, inflammatory bowel diseases, etc.

Q. What are the conditions that can decrease the amylase levels in the blood?

Amylase levels in the blood may be decreased due to preeclampsia of pregnancy, kidney diseases, some cases of acute pancreatitis, liver failure, chronic pancreatitis, congestive heart failure, second and third trimesters of pregnancy, fracture of bones, and gastrointestinal cancer.

Q. Is there any risk associated with an amylase test?

There is usually no risk associated with this test. However, some people may feel a slight sting when a needle is pricked and may also experience some bleeding, which is normal and usually not bothersome. Rarely, some people may also experience slight swelling or bruising at the site of the needle prick. Applying ice 3-4 times a day for about a week may help reduce swelling and bruising. If it does not get better, consult your doctor.

Q. What factors can affect my amylase test results?

The amylase levels in your blood can be affected by a number of factors such as medications like aspirin, morphine, or estrogen-containing drugs; alcohol; pregnancy; recent kidney transplant; or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedure.

Q. How is an Amylase test performed?

A phlebotomist (a trained professional to perform blood draws) will clean your skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe and take blood samples from your vein using a needle. The blood sample will be stored safely and transported to the laboratory for analysis.

Q. Do I need to fast before taking an Amylase test?

No fasting is required for this test. You can schedule it at your convenience without avoiding food or water beforehand.

Q. Can I schedule an Amylase test online in Asansol near me?

Yes. In Asansol, you can schedule an Amylase test near you with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is home sample collection facility available for an Amylase test in Asansol with Tata 1mg Labs?

Yes, home sample collection for an Amylase test is readily available in Asansol. Tata 1mg Labs allows you to choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I schedule an Amylase test with Tata 1mg Labs in Asansol?

If you want to schedule an Amylase test with Tata 1mg Labs in Asansol, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of an Amylase test at Tata 1mg Labs in Asansol?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests in Asansol. An Amylase test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 389.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to give the reports of an Amylase test in Asansol?

We at Tata 1mg Labs recognize the value of prompt results. We strive to deliver test results with quick turnaround times so you can receive the information promptly. The reports of an Amylase test in Asansol are often provided in 48 hours.
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