Item Value
Test name Amylase, Plasma / Serum
Available Stat? Yes
Turn around times STAT 1 hour, Routine 4 hours
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Performed by Parnassus, Mission Bay & Mt. Zion Chemistry
Normal range
0 - 5 months 5 - 65 U/L
6 months - 2 years 12 - 113 U/L
3 years – 5 years 26 – 163 U/L
6 years - 11 years 27 - 113 U/L
12 years - 17 years 30 - 126 U/L
≥18 years 23 -144 U/L


Serum reference range established June 20, 2011 by testing samples from 120 male and female blood donors.
Pediatric reference ranges adapted from Tietz, Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry, 5th ed., 2001 and from Clifford et al, Clinica Chimica Acta 412 (2011)788-790.
Container type Light green top preferred, Gold top acceptable
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
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Sample type Plasma or serum

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667