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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Amylase, Fluid

Test Name

Amylase, Fluid

Urine sample Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Red top or Small sterile container

Minimum Volume = 1mL Fluid

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Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Body fluid collected in red top vacutainer or sterile urine container. Indicate source of fluid. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions Centrifuge to remove cellular materials within 2 hours of collection

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

Stability: Amylase in fluid 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 as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 hour for Trauma / Stat - 2 hours for routine

Test Utilization

Routine

Reference Value

see report

Test Code

FAMY

Methodology

Spectrophotometric (Enzymatic / Colorimetric)

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019