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 Test Performed

Monday - Saturday

Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

Soft Order Code

PAMY

MiChart Code

Pancreatic Amylase

Synonyms

Synonyms

Amylase Isoenzyme, Pancreatic
Pancreatic Isomylase
PAMY
AMYLASE, PANCREATIC, SERUM

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Laboratory

Sendout

Laboratory Reference

Mayo PAMY (80376)

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Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

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

Special Handing

Fasting specimen.

Container

Red Top Tube
Yellow Top Tube

Normal Volume

1.0 mL serum

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL serum

Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing Information

Fee Codes


CPT Code

82150

LOINC

1805-1

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