Amylase, Peritoneal/Pleural Fluid

Useful For: Increased concentrations may reflect acute inflammation of the pancreas. Mumps, perforated peptic ulcers, and other medical conditions also may increase the amylase concentration.

Methodology: Spectrophotometry

Specimen Requirements: Body Fluid
1 plain, red-top tube or other suitable fluid container
(minimum: 10 mL of body fluid). Refrigerate specimen after collection.

Analytical Time: No turnaround times

Days Set Up: Monday through Sunday

CPT Information:
82150 –

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