Amylase
CATEGORY: LAB      MNEMONIC: AMY
LAB: WMC
DEPT: CHEM
DAYS SET: Daily
TAT: 3 hrs
CPT: 82150

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PREFERRED SPECIMEN:
     1 ml Green(heparin) or
     1 ml Gold(gel)

MINIMUM SPECIMEN:
     0.6 ml Green(heparin)
     0.6 ml Gold(gel)

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
     For acute pancreatitis please order lipase as the preferred test.
     Testing for both amylase and lipase is generally discouraged.