- Product Description
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Better2Know Terms & Conditions
What is Amylase?
To aid the digestion of starch in your food, your salivary glands and pancreas release the enzyme Amylase. Too little or too much of this enzyme in your blood can mean you have a pancreatic issue.
Why should you consider an amylase pancreatic disorder test?
If you are experiencing any symptoms of a pancreatic disorder, you should look into an amylase test. However, high amylase levels can also indicate the presence of other health conditions, such as gallstones or pancreatic cancer.
Common pancreatic disorder symptoms include:
- Severe abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
If you have cystic fibrosis, we also recommend you get an Amylase test. People with cystic fibrosis don’t absorb nutrients from food easily. This results in a thick mucus that can block digestive enzymes and cause further problems.
How does the Amylase test work?
The Better2Know Amylase Pancreatic Disorder test kit includes the necessary tools for the patient to take a successful blood sample. You may then send the sample to an accredited laboratory using the pre-paid envelope also included in the kit. Within 2 business days of the sample’s arrival at the lab, the results will be available.
What tests are run on my sample?
We test your sample for the enzyme Amylase. This will determine if you have any potential issues based on the level of Amylase in your sample.
When will my test kit arrive?
If you order a test kit before end of business hours at 4pm Monday-Friday, it will be sent out that same day via An Post and take 2 to 4 days to reach you. You can track your package by selecting Special Delivery at checkout.
How will I receive the test results?
When the results are ready, a Better2Know representative will contact you directly through your preselected mode of communication (SMS, email, or by phone). Once the results are available, you may also access them at your convenience using your confidential log-in to our secure patient platform.
How do I move forward once I have my results?
Better2Know offers a follow-up service that helps you schedule a consultation with a private doctor or general practitioner in your area. During this appointment, the doctor will provide a thorough analysis of your results and advise you if treatment is necessary. Additional testing may be needed.
How do I order my test?
On this Amalyse test kit page, select the ‘Add to Basket’ button before continuing to online checkout. If you would prefer to process your order over the phone, call Better2Know at the number listed at the top of this page.
- Test: Amylase
- Condition: Pancreatic disorder
- Samples: Blood
- Accuracy: 99.9%
- Test Kit: Finger prick test
- Results Turnaround time: Within 2 days
- Price: €74.95
How it works
How It Works
Buying your home test kits online is simple:
- 1 Buy your test online.
- 2 Receive it in the post.
- 3 Provide a sample.
- 4 Return your sample to our lab in the postage-paid return envelope provided
- 5 Check your results securely online.
We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When will you send my kit to me?
If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.
Q: Why do you need my email address?
Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. We do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why we do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.
Q: Do I need to use my real name?
No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.
Q: What does the kit packaging look like?
It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.
Q: What if I have any more questions?
You can email Louise by replying to one of the emails she has sent to you. She will do her best to answer them.