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Test Code FAMYL Amylase, Body Fluid, LAB178


Rate Reaction

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements


Preferred: Body Fluid

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL of body fluid.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

No established reference values

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Useful For

The activity of α-amylase in serum, plasma, urine, or other body fluids is an important factor is the diagnosis of pancreatic disorders.  Amylase measurements are used primarily in the diagnosis and

treatment of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).