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Common Use:
To assist in diagnosis and evaluation of the treatment modalities used for pancreatitis.

Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube. Plasma collected in a green-top (heparin) tube is also acceptable.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Enzymatic)

AgeConventional & SI Units
3–90 d0–30 units/L
3–6 mo6–40 units/L
7–11 mo6–70 units/L
1–3 yr11–80 units/L
4–9 yr16–91 units/L
10–18 yr19–106 units/L
Adult–older adult100–300 units/L
Values may be slightly elevated in pregnancy and in older adults due to the effects of medications and the presence of multiple chronic or acute diseases with or without muted symptoms.

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