Acute pancreatitis, hyperlipemia and normal amylase

D. E. Bruns, J. H. Ladenson, J. C. Mauck

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This case focuses on the biochemical findings in acute pancreatitis and the role of the laboratory in the diagnosis and management of such patients. It also illustrates a major unappreciated problem in the use of amylase determinations in patients with acute pancreatitis: normal serum amylase activity in the presence of hyperlipemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-820
Number of pages6
JournalClinical chemistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

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