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Test Code LASE Lipase

Specimen Type

Blood

Container

Mint green top with gel separator

Preferred Volume

4 mL

Offsite Collection Instructions

Fasting (8-12 hours) recommended but not required prior to specimen collection

UCMC Collection Instructions

Fasting (8-12 hours) recommended but not required prior to specimen collection

Availability

24/7

Turnaround Time

3 hours

STAT Availability

Not Available

Test Usage

Useful in the  differential diagnosis of diseases of the pancreas

Test Methodology

Spectrophotometric, kinetic

Additional Information

After acute pancreatitis, the lipase activity increases within 4–8 hours, reaches a peak after 24 hours and decreases after 8 to 14 days.

CPT Code

83690

Test Includes

quantitative determination of lipase in human plasma

Critical Results

None

Test Limitations

Certain drugs such as cholinergics and opiates may elevate serum lipase.

Reference Range

11 – 65 U/L

Minimum Volume

2 mL

Fee Code

43139