How To Prepare
To prepare for an amylase test:
- Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours before the test.
- For a blood test for amylase, do not eat or drink anything except water for at least 2 hours before having the test.
- For a 24-hour urine test for amylase, be sure to drink enough fluids during the test to prevent Reference dehydration Opens New Window.
Many medicines may affect the results of this test. Be sure to tell your doctor about all the nonprescription and prescription medicines you take.
Talk to your doctor about any concerns you have regarding the need for the test, its risks, how it will be done, or what the results will mean. To help you understand the importance of this test, fill out the medical test information form (What is a Reference PDF Opens New Window document?).
|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