Amylase, Body Fluid


Sunquest Code:FAMYP  
Epic Code:LAB178Epic Name:Amylase Fluid
Order Instructions:Comment type of body fluid. Use test code FAMYT if timed specimen.
Methodology:Bichromatic rate
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Indicate type of fluid on request form.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Body fluid
Optimal Volume:1.25 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Causes for Rejection:Duodenal fluid pH <6


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Measure and record total volume for duodenal fluids. Aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.6 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:1 day at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:No reference ranges have been established. This result should be interpreted in the context of the patient's clinical condition and compared to simultaneous measurement in the patient's blood.
Use:Suspected pancreatic disease.


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