Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Amalyse Test in Kenya
Brief Descriptionit is done to measure the amount of amylase enzyme in blood.
Patient PreparationThe patient should avoid medicines like aspirin"," opiates "," birth control and diuretics
Sample TypeSerum or plasma
Sample volume1ml with a minimum volume of 0.7ml
Sample collection ContainerGel-barrier tube"," red-top tube or green top tube (lithium heparin.) Avoid using EDTA","oxalate or
Sample collection instructionsPlasma or serum should be separated within 45 minutes of sample collection
Sample storageStore sample at room temperature
Reference range40-140U/L(unite per litre)
Results TurnaroundWithin 24 hours of receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic IndicatorsHigh serum amylase is associated to acute pancreatitis"," pancretic abscess and pancreatic ascites.