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Amylase

Components

Name Method Department Units
Amylase Enzymatic, reflectometry
Core Lab, Chemistry, Routine U/L

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

Micro sample tube 0.3 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 7 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 4 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Gross hemolysis
  • Wrong type of specimen
  • Serum sample

Comments

Serum (either red top or gold top tubes) is a reason for rejection.

CPT Code

  • 82150