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Blood: biochemistry - alpha-amylase

pequis

Synonym(s): Amylase, AMS


Overview

  • Seldom offered routinely on equine chemistry profiles due to rarity of acute pancreatis in the horse.
  • May analyze in serum and peritoneal fluid if acute pancreatitis   Pancreas: acute pancreatitis  suspected.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Colorimetric method.

Availability

  • Available at many veterinary laboratories, but may not be routinely offered as part of equine profiles.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Results most significant in conjunction with other laboratory results and clinical findings.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Parry B W & Crisman M V (1991) Serum and peritoneal fluid amylase and lipase reference values in horses. Equine Vet J 23, 390-391 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Kaneko J J, Harvey J W & Bruss M L (1997) Eds. Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. 5th edn. Academic Press, Boston.

Organisation(s)

  • Veterinary commercial laboratories, State diagnostic laboratories or Veterinary College laboratories.

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