Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
AMY
Methodology

Quantitative Enzymatic

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube.

Specimen Preparation

Allow serum tube to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Body Fluid (refer to Amylase, Body Fluid, ARUP test code 0020506). Urine (refer to Amylase, Urine, ARUP test code 0020471).  Specimens containing calcium chelating anticoagulants such as oxalates, citrates, or EDTA.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval

3-90 days: 0- 30 U/L
3-6 months: 7-40 U/L
7-8 months: 7-57 U/L
9-11 months: 11-70 U/L
12-17 months: 11-79 U/L
18-35 months: 19-92 U/L
3-4 years: 26-106 U/L
5-12 years: 30-119 U/L
13 years and older: 30-110 U/L

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82150

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020013 Amylase, Plasma or Serum 1798-8
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Aliases
  • AMY
  • serum amylase
Amylase, Serum or Plasma