Specific indicator of pancreatic damage. Patients with acute pancreatitis have significantly elevated concentrations.
New York DOH Approval Status
Serum Separator Tube (SST) or Plain Red.
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)
Plasma or cord blood. Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 3 months
|0-17 years||Not established|
|18 years and older||180.5-885.3 ng/mL|
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.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|