Laboratory Services

Amylase

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Amylase
Synonym(s)
AMY
Test ID
AMYL
General Information
Work-up for abdominal pain, epigastric tenderness, nausea, and vomiting. Such findings characterize acute pancreatitis as well as acute surgical emergencies such as gastrointestinal perforation (eg, peptic ulcer with perforation) or bowel infarct. 
Specimen Type
Serum
Alternate Specimen Type
Red, Li-heparin plasma, K2EDTA
Specimen Requirements
SST
Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions
SST - Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection. If a red-top tube or green-top tube is used, transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.
Additional Processing Details
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection. If a red-top tube or green-top tube is used, transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.
Stability
7 days at 15-25˚C
1 month at 2-8˚C
Unacceptable Specimen Conditions
Oxalate, citrate specimens, lipemia
Methodology
Enzymatic colorometric
Estimated TAT
0-2 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Saturday
CPT Code(s)
82150
Minimum Sample Volume
Preferred volume 1mL
Pediatric Min. Volume (if applicable)
500 uL
Reference Range
28-100 U/L
Performing Lab
Incyte Diagnostics
LOINC Code(s)
1798-8