Amylase CPT: 82150
Expected Turnaround Time
Within 1 day
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Serum gel, Red-top tube.
1. Serum gel tubes should be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.
2. Red-top tubes should be centrifuged and the serum aliquoted within 2 hours of collection.
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
|Room Temperature||Not recommended|
|Freeze/thaw/ cycles||Do not freeze|
To help diagnose one cause of anemia or neuropathy; to evaluate nutritional status in some people; to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for vitamin B12 or folate deficiency.
When you have abnormal results on a complete blood count (CBC) with a blood smear showing large red blood cells (macrocytosis) or abnormal (hypersegmented) neutrophils; when you have symptoms of anemia (weakness, tiredness, pale skin) and/or of neuropathy (tingling or itching sensations, eye twitching, memory loss, altered mental status); when you are being treated for vitamin B12 or folate deficiency.
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm.
Biotin found in certain dietary supplements may interfere with testing. Certain medicines, such as cholchicine, neomycin, para-aminosalicylic acid, and phenytoin, may affect the test results; your healthcare provider will advise you on which ones to stop taking. Ask your healthcare practitioner or lab for specific instructions.