Although the assessment of α -amylase is an essential part of the diagnostic workout of several pancreatic and extra-pancreatic disorders, its enzymatic activity is significantly reduced in the presence of cell-free hemoglobin such as in samples with purious hemolysis, due to chemical and spectrophotometric interference. We developed a new reagent that provides reliable results on hemolyzed biological specimens.
Development of a novel, hemolysis-resistant reagent for assessment of α-amylase in biological fluids / Ronda L; Mozzarelli A; Aloe R; Lippi G.. - In: CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE. - ISSN 1434-6621. - 15(2013), pp. 1409-1415. [10.1515/cclm-2012-0376]