Macroamylasemia is the presence of an abnormal substance called macroamylase in the blood.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Macroamylase is a substance that consists of an
Most people with macroamylasemia do not have a serious disease that is causing it, but the condition has been associated with:
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Macroamylasemia does not cause symptoms.
Signs and tests
A blood test will show high levels of amylase. However, macroamylasemia can look similar to
Measuring amylase levels in the urine can help tell macroamylasemia apart from acute pancreatitis. Urine levels of amylase are low in people with macroamylasemia, but high in patients with acute pancreatitis.