|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes|
|Container:||3 mL green top tube or green microtainer (sodium heparin)|
|Temperature:||Transport to lab within 30 minutes of collection.|
|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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