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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

LIPASE

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

LIPA

Synonyms:

N/A

CPT Codes:

83690 - Lipase

Test Includes:

Lipase concentration reported in U/L.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Lipase measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the pancreas, such as acute pancreatitis and obstruction of the pancreas duct. Lipases are enzymes that hydrolyze glycerol esters of long chain fatty acids.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry

Phone Numbers:

Minneapolis:

Saint Paul:

 

612-813-6280

651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

2 hours

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Green top (Li Heparin) tube preferred
Alternate tube: Red top 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. Store at refrigerated temperatures.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimen; grossly hemolyzed specimens; specimens other than heparinized plasma or serum

Interpretive

Reference Range:

73 – 393 U/L

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Bichromatic/Kinetic

References:

LIPL Flex® reagent cartridge insert sheet (Issue Date 2009-06-17) PN 717056.001 Rev. C

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 (10/2005) Bio-Rad Laboratories, Irvine, CA 92618

Updates:

2/17/2005: Critical value previously listed as >430 U/L.
12/22/2011: Reference range updated, previously listed as114 - 286 U/L. Turnaround time updated, previously listed as 4 hours.



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