Lipase CPT: 83690
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 (preferred) or plasma.
Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or green-top (heparin) tube.
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection.
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Primarily to diagnose and monitor acute pancreatitis; also sometimes to diagnose and monitor chronic pancreatitis or other pancreatic diseases.
When you have symptoms of a pancreatic disorder, such as severe abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite, or nausea.
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm.
Your healthcare practitioner might instruct you to stop eating or drinking everything but water for 8 to 12 hours before the test. Alert your healthcare practitioner to all medicines, vitamins, supplements, and herbs that you are taking.