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.
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