Lipase, Body Fluid

Abbrev Code:FLIPA   
Order Code:LAB3475Order Name:Lipase Fluid
Methodology:Roche: Colorimetric assay
Woodwinds: Quinone dye
CPT Codes: 83690 x1, 83690 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Indicate source of fluid on request form.
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Collection Instructions

Specimen:Body fluid
Optimal Volume:1.25 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.2 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Indicate specimen source on aliquot container.  Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Roche: To be determined by M Health Fairview.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Roche-UMMC East, Woodwinds)


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:Peritoneal fluid: Greater than 10-fold serum upper limit of normal in pancreatitis Pleural fluid: elevated in pancreatitis

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