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Plasma Amylase in Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Disease

  • Sidney B. Rosalki
Conference paper
Part of the Progress in Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine book series (PCBM, volume 8)

Abstract

Plasma amylase measurement is of established value in the investigation of pancreatic disease. It is the most popular diagnostic procedure for the confirmation of suspected acute pancreatitis, combining high clinical sensitivity with analytical reliability and convenience. Dry chemistry reagents (test strips) can give rapid, accurate quantification of amylase activity in either plasma or whole blood to give immediate test results.

Keywords

Cystic Fibrosis Acute Pancreatitis Chronic Pancreatitis Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sidney B. Rosalki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Pathology and Human MetabolismRoyal Free Hospital and School of MedicineLondonUK

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