Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Blood biochemistry: alpha amylase

Synonym(s): Amylase, AMS

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Vicki Baldrey

Overview

Sampling

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Tests

Availability

  • Routine test.

Validity

Specificity

  • Highly organ specific.
  • May see increases with renal failure leading to reduced renal clearance.
  • Falsely low result can be observed with sample hemolysis.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Varga M (2014) Clinical Pathology. In: Textbook of Rabbit Medicine. 2nd edn. Eds: Varga M. Elsevier, Edinburgh. pp 111-136.
  • Wesche P (2014) Clinical Pathology. In: Manual of Rabbit Medicine. Eds: Meredith A & Lord B. BSAVA. pp 124-137.
  • Saunders R A & Rees Davies R (2005) Organ Systems. In: Notes on Rabbit Internal Medicine. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford. pp 90-173.


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