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Elevated Serum Amylase: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: Amylase is released from the inflamed pancreas. Amylase serum levels become elevated within hours of the onset of inflammation and remain elevated for 3-4 days.

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Associated Diagnoses:

Acute Pancreatitis

95% sensitive, 80% specific

Ischemia, GI

Accuracy not specified

Acute Pancreatitis

61% sensitive, 100% specific

Small Bowel Obstruction

Accuracy not specified

Bulimia Nervosa

45% sensitive