To evaluate a new method for measuring pancreatic amylase in serum, in which the salivary isoenzyme is inhibited with a specific monoclonal antibody, we determined the activity of pancreatic and salivary amylase in sera from 103 healthy subjects and from 114 hospitalized patients having a wide range of total amylase activities. CVs for the proposed method ranged from 0.8% to 5.1% (within day) and from 2.3% to 6.6% (day to day). Results correlated well with those obtained by the wheat-germ inhibition method (r = 0.998) and by electrophoresis on cellulose acetate. Analytical-recovery studies confirmed the good specificity of the monoclonal antibody for salivary amylase (97%) and its low cross-reactivity (0.6%) toward pancreatic amylase. The assay procedure presents a wide range of linearity (141-1817 U/L) and can easily be adapted to an automated kinetic system. We found the proposed method suitable for routine determinations of pancreatic amylase.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Biochemistry