- Amylase is secreted by the pancreas into the duodenum where it aids the catabolism of carbohydrates to simple sugars
- Damage to the pancreas or obstruction to the pancreatic duct causes the enzyme to enter the bloodstream.
- Pain in the middle of the chest that radiates to the back
- Loss of appetite
- Rapid pulse
- Amylase level >100 U/dl
- Concise Book of Medical Laboratory Technology: Methods and Interpretations. 2nd Edition. 2015. Ramnik Sood. ISBN: 978-93-5152-333-8. Pag. 519.