Lab Test : Amylase, Fluid

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Alternate:Amylase, Body Fluid
Phone:(937) 641-3428
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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