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Lab Dept:


Test Name:


General Information

Lab Order Codes:



Amylase, Quantitative, Urine; Amylase Urine, Timed; Amylase Urine, Random

CPT Codes:

82150 - Amylase

81050 – Volume measurement for timed collection, each

Test Includes:

Urine amylase in U/L, Urine amylase in U/hour, Collection period in hours and Collection volume in mL


Test Indications:

Useful for the diagnosis of the pancreatitis, other pancreatic diseases, and in the investigation of pancreatic disorders.

Lab Testing Sections:


Phone Numbers:


Saint Paul:




Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 day

Special Instructions:

Submit an entire 24-hour urine collection or 1 mL minimum from a random urine collection. No preservative. Refrigerate specimen during and after collection.

Note: Starting and ending times of collection are required for a timed urine collection and must be documented electronically or on the proper request form.


Specimen Type:

Urine, random or timed collection


Plastic leakproof container (No preservative). Urine GUARDŽ collection container is preferred for a timed urine sample.

Draw Volume:

Entire timed specimen collection or 1 – 3 mL from a random urine

Processed Volume:

0.5 mL urine


A random urine sample may be obtained by voiding into a urine cup and is often performed at the laboratory. For timed urine collections, empty the bladder, discard the voided sample, and note the start time. Collect all urine voided for the specified time period. At the end of the period, note the finishing time, add the last voided sample to the container by emptying the bladder. Bring the refrigerated container to the lab. Make sure all specimens submitted to the laboratory are properly labeled with the patient’s name, medical record number and date of birth.

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Dilute urine samples 1:2 with enzyme diluent prior to testing.

Patient Preparation:


Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens, acidified specimens


Reference Range:

Random: 10 - 360 U/mL

Timed: 1.0 - 17.0 U/hour

Critical Values:





Enzymatic, 37°C


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

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