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Amylase Isoenzymes

Components

Name Method Department Units
Amylase Isoenzymes Quantitative Enzymatic
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Pancreatic amylase, Salivary amylase, Total amylase

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun, Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Sodium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 week(s)
Refrigerated - 1 month(s)
Frozen - 1 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Allow to clot completely at room temperature
  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Wrong type of specimen

CPT Code

  • 82150 (x2)