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AMYLASE, SERUM, URINE, PLASMA, FLUID --DISCONTINUED AT SFGH

Item Value
Approval req'd? yes, Clinical Chemistry Laboratory Medicine Resident
Available Stat? No
Performed by? Reference Laboratory
Sendout? yes
In House Availability In-house testing for serum, plasma, urine and body fluid amylase has been discontinued at SFGH. Results from this test provide redundant information to a serum or plasma lipase. Amylase is not as specific for diagnosis of acute pancreatitis as lipase testing since the introduction of co-lipase and bile salts to the reagent formulation for lipase. With approval from the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory Medicine Resident on-call (206-5527, pager (415) 443-2311), amylase testing is available through a reference laboratory.
Last Updated 4/30/2011 9:07:25 AM
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