AMYLASE

Code
400.4100
Name
AMYLASE
Category
None
Department
Chemistry
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Total Amylase
CPT Codes
82150
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

Transport Info

Room Temperature
7 day stability

Refrigerated
1 month stability

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

28-100 U/L

Methodology

Enzymatic Rate

Clinical Significance

Measurements are used primarily in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatitis.

Assays of amylase activity in serum are of great significance in the diagnosis of diseases of the pancreas and investigating pancreatic function. The magnitude of the elevation of serum amylase activity is not related to the severity of pancreatic involvement; however, the greater the rise, the greater the probability of acute pancreatitis.

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