Conditions of withdrawal

Venous blood sampling (usually at the bend of the elbow) The sampling tube may contain an anticoagulant It is not essential to be fasting

Interest of the dosage

Amylase is an enzyme that allows the digestion of starch and dextrins into assimilable reducing sugars. It is secreted by the pancreas and the salivary glands and can therefore increase if any of these glands are affected.

Normal values ​​

10 -90 IU / l if assayed at 37 ° C (note these normal values ​​are slightly lower if assayed at 30 ° C)

Pathological variations