Test Overview
Test Methodology

Colorimetric Reaction

Test Usage

Evaluation of patients suspected of having acute pancreatitis.

Reference Range *

0 - <24 months: 0-20 U/L; 2 - <18 years: 9-35 U/L; > or = 18 years: 13-53 U/L

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Limitations

Not useful for diagnosing pancreatic cancer.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

Soft Order Code
PAMY
MiChart Code
Pancreatic Amylase
Synonyms
  • Amylase Isoenzyme, Pancreatic
  • Pancreatic Isomylase
  • PAMY
  • AMYLASE, PANCREATIC, SERUM
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo PAMY (80376)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect blood in red top or SST tube from a fasting patient. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Special Handling

Fasting specimen.

Alternate Specimen
Green top (heparin) or lavender top (EDTA0 acceptable. [2/08]
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1.0 mL serum
Minimum Volume
1.0 mL serum
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
82150
Fee Code
23392
LOINC
1805-1
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