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Test Code LIPAS Lipase

Additional Codes

Epic: LAB99

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Serum

Collection Container/Type

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Green top (Lithium heparin)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and separate cells after clot formation and within 4 hours of collection. 

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 7 days

Refrigerated: 7 days

Frozen: 1 year

Clinical Significance

Pancreatic lipase in serum and plasma is closely associated with pancreatic diseases. The activity of lipase has been measured as an important marker for diagnosing pancreatic diseases and the associated monitoring of therapeutic effects.

The assay is highly sensitive and specific for pancreatic lipase, using colipase and deoxycholate as activators.

Reference Range

8 - 78 U/L

Rejection Due To

Unlabeled, mislabeled, wrong tube type, QNS

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Daily

Report Available

Same day

Method Name

Quinone Dye

LOINC

3040-3