Lipase, Fluid

Test ID LAB5228
EPIC ORDER LIPASE, BODY FLUID
CPT Code(s) 83690
Group/Individual Test Group
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station Routine: 30; Stat: 888
Specimen Routine: 1 mL fluid; Sterile Container; No preservatives; See comments
Stability Room Temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 1 year
Availability   24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time Routine 2 hrs.
STAT 1 hr.
Reference Range Undefined
Comments: 

Provide fluid type and source.

Reference ranges are not defined. Other clinical data must be taken into consideration when interpreting these results.

  • Peritoneal Lipase concentrations 7x greater than serum levels suggest a pancreatic origin.
  • Pleural fluid Lipase above the serum reference interval may suggest a pancreatico-pleural fistula.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on January 11, 2022

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