Why It Is Done
A test for amylase is done to:
- Find Reference pancreatitis Opens New Window and other pancreatic diseases.
- See if the treatment for pancreatitis and other pancreatic diseases is working.
- Check swelling and inflammation of the salivary glands.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference April 8, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology