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Test ID: PAMYB    
Amylase, Pancreatic, Body Fluid

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011


NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Pancreatic amylase will most frequently be ordered as a serum test to detect acute pancreatitis.


If a pleural effusion occurs as a complication of acute pancreatitis, excessive amounts of pancreatic amylase (p-amylase) in the effusion points to pancreatitis as the cause.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Monoclonal Antibody Technique

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Amylase, Pancreatic, BF

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

P-AMY (Pancreatic Amylase)
Pancreatic, Amylase, Body Fluids