Lab Test : Amylase

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Alternate:N/A
Includes:Amylase
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:AMY
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.1 mL
Container:3 mL green top tube or green microtainer (sodium heparin)
Temperature:Transport to lab within 30 minutes of collection.
Rejection:Hemolysis.
Normal:Birth-1 year: 5-65 IU/L
>1 year: 5-81 IU/L
Uses:Test used in the diagnosis of pancreatitis, mumps, related to alcoholism, hyperparathyroidism peptic ulcer, fulminant viral hepatitis, certain drugs, idiopathic, and post-endoscopy.
Limitations:Lipemic specimens may result in a falsely low result. Falsely high results may be caused by renal failure.
Method:Colorimetric biochromatic rate
 

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