Amylase, pericardial, peritoneal, pleural or drain fluid

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Amylase, pericardial, peritoneal, pleural or drain fluid-32

  
Amylase, pericardial, peritoneal, pleural or drain fluid
  
32
  
82150.2
  
AMF
  

Peritoneal:

Amylase activity in non-pancreatic peritoneal fluid is approximately equal to the serum amylase activity. 

Ascites associated with pancreatitis typically has amylase activity at least 5-fold greater than serum. 

Pleural:

Amylase activity in pleural fluid is typically less than the upper limit of normal serum amylase with fluid to serum amylase ratio <1.0

  
Fluid; pericardial, peritoneal, pleural or drain
  

Sterile container

  

  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  
  1. Centrifuge fluid for 5-10 minutes to remove cellular elements
  2. Transfer supernatant to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)
  3. Refrigerate
  
  • Indicate source of fluid on the container and order
  

Refrigerated - 3 days

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Enzymatic

  

Undefined

  
82150
  
11/30/2001
  
06/26/2019
  
02/10/2020