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Macroamylase

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

Quest

 

Test ID: 

LAB3235

 

Methodology: 

Polyethylene Glycol Precipitation

Schedule: 

Tuesday, Thursday

Reported: 

10 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 4.0 mL Blood in a Red Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 2 mL.
Transport: Refrigerated (cold packs).
Unacceptable conditions: Received room temperature
Stability: Room temperature:
Unacceptable Refrigerated: 30 days Frozen: 30 days

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Macroamylase is a laboratory, not a clinical entity. Amylase can complex with immunoglobulins or other high molecular weight proteins. Serum amylase appears falsely elevated. No clinical symptoms are associated with macroamylasemia.

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?tabName=OrderingInfo&ntc=5499

CPT Code(s): 

82150

Last Changed: 

9/11/2017 6:56:14

Last Reviewed: 

9/11/2017 6:56:23