Amylase, Timed Urine

Sunquest Code:UAMYT  
Epic Code:LAB360Epic Name:Amylase Timed Urine
Order Instructions:Order UCRT in addition to UAMYT. Enter collection volume and duration.
Methodology:Bichromatic rate
CPT Code:82150, 81050
Test Includes:Urine amylase and creatinine.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Urine Collection Procedure

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, timed collection (8 hours or specified time)
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection; analysis requires 1 mL
Collection Instructions:Urine is routinely collected over 8 hour intervals. Please specify if another collection interval is used.
Causes for Rejection:Specimen contains glacial acetic acid, HCl, hexamethylene tetramide or mercuric oxide.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Mix collection well before aliquot is taken. Centrifuge specimens containing cells or precipitate. Aliquot 5 mL, 1 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.

Order UCRT. Enter collection volume and duration. Unacceptable preservatives: glacial acetic acid, HCl, or tablets containing hexamethylene tetramine and mercuric oxide. Urine containing bladder fluid is acceptable. Enter coded comment IRRFL (urine contains bladder irrigation fluid).


Stability: Room temperature - 7 days; refrigerated - 6 months; frozen - indefinitely.


Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-West Bank, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center)


Reference Range:

Female and Male

3-20 U/h

Female and Male

32-641 U/L


100-270 U/g Cr


30-180 U/g Cr



Use:Assessment of transplanted pancreatic function.

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