Test name: Amylase
Order Code: AMY
Preferred Specimen: 2mL serum in a Serum Separator Tube (SST or Tiger-top)
CPT Code: 82150
Collection: Allow SST to clot in an upright position for 30 min, then centrifuge sample within 2 hours of collection. Refrigerate.
Special Instructions and Considerations: Icodextrin-based drugs may lead to decreased amylase results. Interference was found with citrate, fluoride, and EDTA.
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability: 7 days under room temperature; 1 month refrigerated