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Test Code Lipase Lipase Level

Clinical System Name

Lipase Level

Description

Serum lipase increases rapidly in patients with acute and recurrent pancreatitis, pancreatic abscess or pseudocyst, pancreatic trauma, pancreatic cancer, common-bile-duct-obstruction, ingestion of drugs that are toxic to the pancreas, most inflammatory conditions in the abdominal cavity, biliary tract disease, abdominal abscesses, and renal failure.  Lipase is more specific than total amylase in the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis.     

Sample Requirements

Specimen:  Whole Blood

Container(s):  Gold SST, Red Tube, or Dark Green/Sodium Heparin,  Lt. Green/Lithium Heparin Microtainer, or Gold Microtainer

Preferred Vol: 1.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.5 mL

 

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Age of specimen, incorrect collection container

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2-8oC

Storage location: Core Chemistry Refrigerator

 

Off-site collection:  Spin blood, refrigerate serum or plasma.

Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or Plasma RT

7 D

Serum or Plasma 2-8oC

21 D

Serum or Plasma -20o C or -70oC

150 D

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y 24/7 1 H

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Core Chemistry

Phone Number: 206-987-2617

 

 

Reference Range

 

  U/L
< 18 Y 25 - 120
> 18 Y 23 - 208

 

Methodology

Method: Two Point Rate by Vitros 4600

Analytical Volume:  0.02 mL + 0.03 mL dead space

CPT Codes

83690