Lab Dept:

Other Fluids

Test Name:

Amylase, Fluid

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

FAMY (specify type)

Synonyms:

Fluid Amylase

CPT Codes:

82150 - Amylase

Test Includes:

Fluid amylase level in U/L

Logistics

Test Indications:

Useful for the evaluation of abdominal pain.

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:

Fluid (specify type)

Container:

Green top (Li Heparin) tube

Draw Volume:

0.6 mL fluid

Processed Volume:

0.2 mL fluid, spun

Collection:

Dependant on fluid type

Special Processing:

N/A

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Viscous or highly colored fluids are unacceptable

Interpretive

Reference Range:

No reference range established for fluids

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Enzymatic, 37ºC

References:

Siemens Dimension AMY Flex™ reagent cartridge Instructions for Use, insert sheet Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc., PN 781017.001, REV E, Issue Date 2013-07-19

Siemens Dimension Vista Enzyme 1 Calibrator Instructions for Use, April 16, 2014

Siemens Dimension System/Vista Enzyme Diluent Instructions for Use,
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc., 2008

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

Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry, SA Burtis, ER Ashwood, 3rd Edition, WB Saunders, Philadelphia, PA 1999