Adult indicators diastase urine can vary from 10 to 124 units, whereas in children, the norm is between 16 and 64 units. The sample was examined for alpha-amylase, since the enzyme required for the breakdown of starches and certain carbs, is removed from the body with the kidneys. With a sharp increase in alpha-amylase in the urine should be suspected not only exacerbation of pancreatitis, diseases of the biliary tract, peritonitis, diabetes or Ciscos pancreas. Its decrease is caused by the predominance of sclerotic or atrophic processes in the pancreas.
In addition, the increased concentration of alpha-amylase in the urine is often associated with inflammation of the glands and excessive production of this enzyme, which is excreted as a toxic substance. When it is caught early, doctors can prevent the attack of pancreatitis and transfer the disease from acute to remission. Delivery analysis the diastase of the urine is usually conducted at the direction of the attending gastroenterologist.
The main requirements for the testing for the diastase in the urine are preparing dishes, preparation of the delivered liquid and the amount you need. The capacity of the banks for the collected urine should be 0.2 l, and the jar before use must be washed thoroughly with baking soda. The urine will depend on the methods used in the laboratory study nurse will advise whether to bring in cold analysis from home or it needs to be warm and collected at the point of reception.
The amount of collected urine for this study should typically be 100 ml and ideally it is recommended to collect the entire morning portion. After giving the assistant a urine test and receiving results, the doctor compares the norm and transcript ready indicators, defining them further treatment. Determination of alpha-amylase in the urine occurs using starch solution, phosphate solution (pH is 7.2 units) and toluene. Also today, there are proteinosis test, which allows to increase the informative value of the analysis of the urine diastasis.