Any kind of disorder related to pancreas can be detected by amylase test. This test monitors the level of amylase enzyme in the blood. Common symptoms associated with pancreatic problems are nausea, fever, loss of appetite and back pain. This test is also recommended in the screening procedures used for the presence of gallstones or pancreatic cancer. Urine amylase test is also prescribed along this test in order to get complete idea of the functioning of pancreas.