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Amylase, Serum / Plasma

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? Yes
Test code AMY
Test group Amylase
Performed by Parnassus & Mt. Zion Chemistry
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Method Spectrophotometric, enzymatic rate
Container type Gold top or Light Green top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood Click here for Microdetermination info
Sample type Serum or plasma
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum or plasma
Min. Volume 0.2 mL serum or plasma Click here for Microdetermination info
Units U/L
Normal range
0 - 5 months 5 - 65 U/L
6 months - 2 years 12 - 113 U/L
3 years – 5 years 26 – 163 U/L
6 years - 11 years 27 - 113 U/L
12 years - 17 years 30 - 126 U/L
≥18 years 23 -144 U/L


Serum reference range established June 20, 2011 by testing samples from 120 male and female blood donors.
Pediatric reference ranges adapted from Tietz, Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry, 5th ed., 2001 and from Clifford et al, Clinica Chimica Acta 412 (2011)788-790.
Synonyms Diastase
Stability Room temperature 8 hours, refrigerated 2 days.
Turn around times STAT 1 hour, Routine 4 hours
Additional information Note that this assay reacts with both pancreatic and salivary amylase.

Serum reference range established June 20, 2011 by testing samples from 120 blood donors.
Pediatric reference ranges adapted from Tietz, Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry, 5th ed., 2001 and from Clifford et al, Clinica Chimica Acta 412 (2011)788-790.
LOINC code 1798-8
Last Updated 10/15/2014 11:45:22 AM
Entry Number 56
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