For many years, the levels of serum and plasma amylase in patients have provided needed evidence for the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. Early assay techniques were based on either a change in the absorption maxima of the complex between starch and iodine as the amylase degraded the starch; or a measurement of the increase in reducing groups as the starch was hydrolyzed by the amylase. These methods are not as reliable and easy to quantitate as spectrophotometric methods using a defined substrate.


  • For the quantitative measurement of amylase (a1, 4-glucan-4-glucanohydrolase, E.C. activity in serum and plasma.
  • One part, stable liquid; ready to use reagent. Easy to use, no additional reagent preparation required.
  • Short reaction time with no lag phase. Faster throughput on automated analyzers.
  • No significant interferences from triglyceride, glucose, ascorbic acid, bilirubin or hemoglobin. High reliability of testing and fewer re-tests.
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AMYLASE, DIRECT 10 x 5 mL 80-5383-00 Download
AMYLASE, DIRECT 1 x 1000 mL 80-5451-00 Download
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