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Test Code AMYL Amylase, LAB48

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Green-top (lithium heparin) tube

Acceptable: Gold-top serum  gel tube or plain, red-top tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL of plasma or serum

Stability: Amylase in serum and heparinzed plasma is stable for up to 7 days

               at room temperature and 6 months at 2-8°C. For longer storage, samples

               may be frozen at -20°C or colder for up to one year.

 

Reference Values

25-115 U/L

Useful For

Amylase measurements are used primarily in the diagnosis and

treatment of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). 

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Rate Reaction

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82150