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Laboratory Medicine

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Amylase, Fluid

Test Name

Amylase, Fluid

Urine sample Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Red top or Small sterile container

Minimum Volume = 1mL Fluid


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


Reference Value

see report

Test Code



Spectrophotometric (Enzymatic / Colorimetric)

Testing Location


Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019