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A stable starch preparation for amylase determinations
  1. G. P. Fraser,
  2. J. C. B. Fenton
  1. Department of Chemical Pathology, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London


    Starch readily dissolves in dimethylsulphoxide (DMSO) to give a clear, colourless solution which is stable and forms a convenient stock starch solution for amylase determinations. Dimethylsulphoxide has no inhibitory effect on serum amylase over a wide range of concentrations.

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