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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

AMYLASE

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

AMYL

Synonyms:

N/A

CPT Codes:

82150 – Amylase

Test Includes:

Amylase concentration reported in U/L.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Amylase is a hydrolytic enzyme which catalyzes the conversion of starch to the disaccharide, maltose. Assays of amylase activity in serum/plasma are useful for the diagnosis of pancreatic disease and investigation of pancreatic function.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

4 hours

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Green top (Li Heparin) tube preferred
Alternate tube: Red top (plain, no gel) tube

Draw Volume:

0.6 mL blood

Processed Volume:

0.2 mL serum/plasma

Collection:

Routine venipuncture. Mix tubes containing anticoagulant by gentle inversion.

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove serum/plasma aliquot into a plastic sample cup. Analyze sample immediately or store at refrigerated temperatures.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

20 – 110 U/L

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Enzymatic 37C

References:

AMY Flex™ reagent cartridge insert sheet 2008-04-21 G PN 717017.003 - US, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.

Clinical Significance, Dade Behring Inc., Glasgow Business Community, Mailbox 531, P.O. Box 6101, Newark, Delaware 19714

Jacobs & DeMott Laboratory Test Handbook (2001) Lexi-Comp, Inc, Hudson, OH, 5th Edition

Biorad Liquichek Unassayed Chemistry Control Product Insert, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Irvine, CA 92618

Biorad Liquichek Urine Chemistry Control Product Insert, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Irvine, CA 92618

Updates:

2/17/2005: Critical value previously listed as >200 U/L.
12/22/2011: Turnaround time updated, previously listed as 4 hours.



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