PAMYB - Overview: Amylase, Pancreatic, Body Fluid

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Test Name

Test ID: PAMYB    
Amylase, Pancreatic, Body Fluid

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

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


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