Diagnostic Testing Medical

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

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