Amylase, pancreatic amylase

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Amylases are a group of widely distributed glycosidases that cleave the alpha-1,4 glycosidic bond in saccharides.

The determination of amylase and pancreatic amylase serum levels are used for the diagnosis of acute or chronic recurrent pancreatitis, the detection of pancreatic involvement in abdominal diseases, parotitis and for follow-up after abdominal surgery.


Last updated on: 29.10.2020