Dr Faiqa Farheen Abbas, Dr Faiqa Falak, Dr Javeria Khalid
Introduction: Acute pancreatitis is a disease which has a wide range of clinical presentation which includes mild symptoms needing conservative treatment and a severe form requiring a more aggressive approach to treat the disease as it can progress to multiple organ failure rapidly. Objectives: The main objective of the study is to analyse the serum amylase sensitivity in diagnosed cases of acute pancreatitis. Material and methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in Health department Punjab during July 2019 to January 2020. A total of 100 patients presented with acute pancreatitis were taken into account of this study with simple random sampling technique used. All the patients with moderately raised serum amylase and lipase levels or symptoms pointing towards acute pancreatitis were subjected to further investigations, only the diagnosed cases were included in the study. Results: The data was collected from 100 patients. The serum amylase levels of the patients were grouped into three categories i.e. normal, mildly elevated, 3x elevated. The data was then analysed and the sensitivity of serum amylase was calculated from all the diagnosed cases of acute pancreatitis. The value of serum amylase was found to be normal in 31.29% of the patients, while mildly elevated in 35.37% of the patients.