|Alternate:||Amylase, Body Fluid|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes|
|Volume:||0.5 mL Fluid.|
|Container:||Sterile body fluid container|
|Temperature:||Transported to lab within 15 minutes.|
|Rejection:||In transport more than 1 hour.|
|Normal:||Dependent upon fluid type.|
|Uses:||Diagnosis of inflammatory pancreatitis. Most patients with pancreatic ascites have high peritoneal fluid amylases, as well as amylase elevations in serum and urine.|
|Limitations:||Glucose greater than 1000mg/dL interferes. Oxalate, fluoride or citrate depresses results. Lipemic samples may contain inhibitors which falsely depress results.|
|Method:||Colorimetric biochromatic rate|
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