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Amylase, body fluid

Lab Section: 

Chemistry

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB178

 

Methodology: 

Enzymatic

Schedule: 

On request

Reported: 

1 hour for STAT orders; 4 hours for Routine orders

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 1.0 mL Body Fluid in a Sterile Container.
Pediatric volume: 0.5 mL.

Notes:

This assay is only available on Peritoneal Fluid.

 

Reference Interval: 

Peritoneal: Amylase activity in non-pancreatic peritoneal fluid is approximately equal to that in serum. Ascites associated with pancreatitis typically has amylase activity

5-fold greater than serum.

CPT Code(s): 

82150

Last Changed: 

7/2/2018 2:20 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/31/2017 2:59 PM