Amylase - Fluid                                

Test ID   LAB178
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s)   82150
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   Routine 30; STAT 888
Specimen Routine: 1 mL fluid; sterile container; No Preservatives; see important Comments
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerator: 1 month
Frozen: Not recommended
Availability Routine: 24 hours/day
  STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time   STAT 1 hr., Routine 2 hrs.
Reference Range
Provide fluid type and source. Acceptable types: pleural, ascitic and JP fluids.
Note: Ascitic and pleural fluid amylase activity similar to serum activity.
Reference range is not defined: other clinical data should be taken into consideration when interpreting these results.

Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions:

Centrifuge, aliquot, refrigerate

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on December 14, 2017

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514