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Lipase CPT: 83690

Expected Turnaround Time

Within 1 day

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum (preferred) or plasma.

Volume

1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Container

Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or green-top (heparin) tube.

Collection

Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection.

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Stability Requirements

Patient Information

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.