Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Blood biochemistry: alpha amylase

Synonym(s): Amylase, AMS

Contributor(s): Kathleen P Freeman

Overview

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Amyloclastic method.

Availability

  • Routine test.

Validity

Specificity

  • Not as specific for pancreatitis as lipase or TLI.
  • May see increases commonly with renal failure, gastrointestinal disease, and/or hepatobiliary disease.

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 VetMedResource and PubMed.
  • Hall T A & Macy D W (1988) Acute pancreatitis. Comp Cont Educ Pract Vet 10, 403.

Other sources of information

  • Ettinger S J & Feldman E C (eds) (2000) Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 5th edn. Philadelphia: W B Saunders & Co.
  • Kaneko J J, Harvey J W & Brass M L (eds) (1997) Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. 5th edn. Boston: Academic Press.
  • Duncan J R, Prasse K W & Mahaffey E A (1994) Veterinary Laboratory Medicine. Clinical Pathology. 3rd edn. Iowa: Iowa University Press.


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