Amylase is an enzyme produced by the pancreas and secreted by the salivary glands. This test enables the assessment of the presence of pancreatitis, the confirmation of pancreatic cancer or the investigation of an acute persisting abdominal pain.
No fasting is necessary. Alcohol ingestion should be avoided 24 hours prior to the test. The urine : at random. A test generally required by blood and sometimes urine sampling.
- Renal insufficiency
- Crohn’s disease
- Acute pancreatitis
- Pancreas-related cancer
- Alcohol excess
- Diuretics intake
- Corticosteroid drugs
- Complementary test : lipase.
Contact us at 514 975-5226 for a blood test at home for the purpose of evaluating your amylase.
Perscription & Insurance
All our tests require a medical prescription recommended by any practicing doctor in the province of Quebec.
These prescriptions are necessary in order to proceed with either test and we urge that all medical requests originating from offices or clinics be duly identified.
All medical analysis requested by your doctor are reimbursed by a majority of private insurance companies!