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Test Code LIPA LIPASE, SERUM

Useful For

The evaluation of patients suspected of having acute pancreatitis and intestinal obstruction

Method Name

Spectrophotometry (SP)

Reference Values

11-63 U/L

Days and Times Test Performed

Monday through Sunday

Analytic Time

1 Day
Available STAT

Specimen Type

One of the following:

Serum
Plasma: Maine Medical Center only

Preferred Container

Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Plasma Separator Tube (PST): Maine Medical Center only

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Specimen Collection and Handling

Spin specimen, separate serum from red cells and send refrigerated.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type: Plasma

Refrigerated: 7 Days

Must be spun/separated within: 2 Hours

Specimen Type: Serum

Refrigerated: 7 Days

Must be spun/separated within: 2 Hours

Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements

No ABN Required

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

83690 Lipase, Quantitative  

LOINC Code Information

3040-3