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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Amylase, Urine

Test Name

Amylase, Urine

Urine sample Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Small sterile container

Minimum Volume = 2mL Urine

Specimen Handling

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

Laboratory Staff Instructions Centrifuge to remove cellular materias 2 hours of collection

Rejection Criteria: Frozen samples are unacceptable. Amylase is not stable in acidified specimens with pH < 6.0. Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable at room temperature for 1 week, refrigerated at 2-8°C for 1 month.

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


Reference Value

see report

Test Code



Spectrophotometric (Enzymatic / Colorimetric)

Testing Location


Other Information