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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Amylase, Blood

Test Name

Amylase, Blood

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top (SST)

Minimum Volume = 1 ml serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Serum or heparinized plasma collected with or without gel separator. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Special Instructions Serum or heparinized plasma free from hemolysis collected with or without gel separator. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection

Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Amylase in serum is stable at room temperature for 1 week, refrigerated for 1 month and frozen -15°C to -20°C for 6 months.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab via porter or pneumatic tube as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 hour for Trauma / Stat - 2 hours for routine

Test Utilization

Routine

Reference Value

20-110 U/L

Test Code

AMY

Methodology

Spectrophotometric (Enzymatic / Colorimetric)

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information