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Test Code URAM Urine Amylase, 24 hour

Important Note

If ordering a random collection use order code RAMY

Specimen Type

Urine, Timed (24 hour)

Container/Tube

Sterile Urine Container

Offsite Collection Instructions

1. Follow clinic instructions for 24 hour collection
process.
2. Keep urine refrigerated during the 24 hour collection
process.
3. Aliquot 10 mL from a well mixed timed sample collection.
4. Indicate collection volume and duration.
5. Transport refrigerated (2-8 ° C).

Turnaround Time

24 hours

Test Includes

Quantitative determination of amylase in urine

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Reject Due To

Urine containing chelating agents (citrates, oxalates,
EDTA) must not be used.

DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Monday – Friday

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

N/A

STAT Turnaround Time

N/A

Method Name

Enzymatic Colorimetric Assay
Spectrophotometric

Synonyms

N/A

Test Limitations

a- Amylase is unstable in acid urine. Assay promptly or adjust
pH to alkaline range (about pH 7) before storage. Freezing has
caused substantial loss of amylase activity in some urine specimens
and is therefore not recommended.

Test Usage

Assist in the assessment of liver synthetic function.
Useful in the diagnosis and management of pancreatitis. An aid in
the evaluation of pancreatic function.

UCMC Collection Instructions

1. Follow clinic instructions for 24 hour collection
process.
2. Keep urine refrigerated during the 24 hour collection
process.
3. Aliquot 10 mL from a well mixed timed sample collection.
4. Indicate collection volume and duration.
5. Transport refrigerated (2-8 ° C).

Reference Values

<400 IU/L
(This value is NOT calculated for total
volume)

Additional Information

N/A

Stability: Room Temp

2 days

Stability: Refrigerated

10 days

Stability: Frozen

n/a