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Discontinuing Amylase Testing

Have any labs eliminated amylase testing now that lipase has superseded the use of amylase for pancreatitis? After extensive discussion with their physicians, one lab successfully did this. However, there may still be method dependent considerations. For instance, a Clinical Chemistry paper demonstrated that the Ortho Vitros slide method has increased sensitivity for non-pancreatic gastrointestinal lipases, and increases in lipase along with persistent normal amylase levels often indicates intestinal or biliary damage.


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