Amylase


Abbrev Code:AMYL   
Order Code:LAB48Order Name:Amylase
Methodology:All Other Sites: Bichromatic rate
Roche: Enzymatic colorimetric assay
St Johns/Woodwinds: CNPG3 substrate
CPT Codes: 82150 x1, 82150 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel), St Johns/Woodwinds-Green (lithium heparin, no gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel), St Johns/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; 1 month refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (CSC Maple Grove, CSC Mpls, Grand Itasca, Lakes, Northland, Oxboro Clinic, Range, Roche-Ridges, Roche-UMMC East, Southdale, St. John's, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Reference Range:All Other Sites: 0-11 months: 0-30 U/L; 1 y & older: 30-110 U/L
Roche: 28-100 U/L
Grand Itasca: All ages: 29-103 U/L
St John/Woodwinds: 5-120 U/L
Plasma values are approximately 14 U/L greater than serum values.


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