Amylase


Abbrev Code:AMYL   
Order Code:LAB48Order Name:Amylase
Methodology:Bichromatic rate
St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds: CNPG3 substrate
CPT Codes: 82150 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel), St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds-Green (lithium heparin, no gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin) on ICE, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel), St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds - Red (no gel)


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:7 days at room temperature; 6 months refrigerated; indefinitely frozen
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Range, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Reference Range:
0-11 mo 0-30 U/L
1 y & older 30-110 U/L

Grand Itasca: All ages: 29-103 U/L
St John/St Joseph/Woodwinds: 5-120 U/L
Plasma values are approximately 14 U/L greater than serum values.


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