Amylase, Timed Urine

Abbrev Code:UAMYT   
Order Code:LAB360Order Name:Amylase Timed Urine
Methodology:Enzymatic Colorimetric
CPT Codes: 82150 x1, 82150 x1, 81050 x1, 81050 x1
Test Includes:Amylase urine U/L; amylase urine U/Spec; duration in hours; volume in mL.
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
Container:3 L plastic jug
Collection Instructions:Urine is routinely collected over 8 hour intervals. 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.

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).
Shipping Instructions:10 days refrigerated.
Stability:10 days refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Roche-UMMC East)


Reference Range:Urine Chemistry Reference Ranges
Use:Assessment of transplanted pancreatic function.

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