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A 21-year-old female asked:

hi i was wondering if my amylase level number is 125 is it considered dangerous at my age 21 for my pancreases checked what could this indicate?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Any symptoms?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, your level is normal.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What produces amylase in your body?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Pancreas and : Salivary glands. Amylase is needed for digestion of starch and is made predominantly by pancreas and salivary glands.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What does low amylase in lab results tell you?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Nothing: "low" amylase levels do not have specific pathological significance.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Why do they test the fluid from a thoracentesis for amylase?

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Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 35 years experience
Pancreas: To try and determine where is has or is coming from. Amylase may be a sign that that there is a problem with the pancreas nad although rare may be foind in thoracentesis fluid.
Jersey City, NJ
A 31-year-old female asked:

What can cause amylase & lipase levels to slightly elevate? They weren't too high like norm is under 300 it was 332. All rad tests are negative!

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
More than a little: Elevated. Elevations of amylase and lipase are usually due to pancreatic damage, and some times due to intestinal obstruction, renal failure. X-ray is not the most sensitive diagnostic tool for pancreatic lesions. Do you drink; or have gall stones? It would be prudent to consult a gasto-enterologist for a proper workup for your level of enzyme elevations.
A 48-year-old female asked:

What are amylase my son is 9yrs nold and his amylase was 120 what does this mean

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Amylase : Amylase is a enzyme that is found in the body, it's main function is to aid in digestion. It is often ordered if a problem (mainly inflammation ) is suspected in the pancreas, if your son had abdominal pain, nausea, and/or vomiting then this test was likely ordered with many other tests including an abdominal ultrasound. I can not tell you what the 120 signifies, mainly due to the fact that each lab has it's own reference range for every test done. However i can say this falls in the normal range for the lab I use here in my office. The ordering doctor will be able to give you the exact reason why the test was ordered, the reference range of the amylase, and what your son's level means. Just based on your post and no other info. Given it sounds like your son is probably just fine, and no major problems were detected.

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