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Trypsin
2014025
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Specific indicator of pancreatic damage. Patients with acute pancreatitis have significantly elevated concentrations.

Mnemonic
TRYPS
Methodology
Quantitative Radioimmunoassay
Performed
Tue, Fri
Reported
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum Separator Tube (SST) or Plain Red. 
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot for 15-20 minutes at room temperature  Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.  Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen 
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma.  Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells:  Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 3 months 
Reference Interval
AgeReference Interval
0-17 yearsNot established
18 years and older180.5-885.3 ng/mL

Interpretive Data
Results should be correlated with clinical presentation and other diagnostic data for the diagnosis of pancreatitis. Individuals with acute pancreatitis have significantly elevated trypsin concentrations. Concentrations in those with chronic pancreatitis are variable and may be below, within, or above the reference interval. Trypsin concentrations are not diagnostic for carcinoma of the pancreas. Results obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot be used interchangeably.

Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2014026Trypsin3064-3
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