Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Amylase-Total,Plasma

Test Name: Amylase-Total,Plasma
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 4.5 mL Green (Lithium Heparin) top Vacutainer

Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: 0.5 mL Green pk.
2-10 yrs: 2 mL Green top
Collection Information: Serum from a 5 mL Gold top or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube is also acceptable.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
1 hour
 
Reference Range: Adult: 28-100 U/L

Pediatric: Up to 2 X Adult levels
Effective Date: 2008-11-15
Revised Date: 2014-02-25
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Besides acute pancreatitis, amylase is increased in other acute abdominal disorders (intestinal obstruction, perforations, biliary obstruction). Also increased in renal disease, after morphine, salivary gland inflammation, macroamylasemia and diabetic ketoacidosis. Occasional cases of acute pancreatitis may yield normal plasma amylase results. Increased in "mumps" (S-type).
Special Processing:  
Comments: Hemolyzed plasma may interfere with this test methodology.
Method of Analysis: Enzymatic Colorimetric
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
AMY
 
Referred To:  

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