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Test Code LIPAF LIPASE, BODY FLUID

Important Note

If requesting this test to be performed on joint/synovial fluid – it must be ordered as an RMISC (referrals miscellaneous test).

Performing Laboratory

NorDx Laboratories

Useful For

Investigating pancreatic disorders, usually pancreatitis or pancreatic pseudocysts

Method Name

Colorimetric

Reference Values

Varies with fluid source

Days and Times Test Performed

Monday through Sunday

Analytic Time

1 Day

Specimen Type

Body Fluid – Pleural and peritoneal only. Synovial fluid not permitted for testing.

Preferred Container

Red Top Tube

Preferred Volume

Body Fluid: 1 mL (Red Top Tube)

Minimum Volume

Body Fluid: 0.5 mL (Red Top Tube)

Specimen Collection and Handling

1. Submit sample refrigerated in red top tube.

2. INDICATE SOURCE OF SPECIMEN ON REQUEST FORM AND LABEL ON SPECIMEN.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type: Body Fluid

Frozen: 1 Year

Refrigerated: 7 Days

Add On Capable

Yes

Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements

No ABN Required

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

83690 Lipase, Quantitative if Indicated

Acceptable Alternative Container(s)

Dark Green Top Tube (Lithium Heparin)

Plasma Separator Tube (PST)

LOINC Code Information

15212-4

Performing Laboratory Location

NorDx Laboratories