Test Name: LIPASE
Test Code: 2120166
Alias: LAB99
CPT Code(s): 83690  
Preferred Specimen:

1.0 mL serum


SST (gold)

Alternate Container: Lithium Heparin (lt green)
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL serum or plasma
This volume does not allow for repeat testing.
Collection Instructions: Allow specimen to completely clot (this can take up to 60 minutes). Centrifuge for 15 minutes. The serum should be physically separated from contact with cells within two hours from the time of collection. If the specimen is collected in an anticoagulant tube, centrifuge and transfer plasma into a properly labeled transfer tube within two hours of collection.
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Refrigerated: 7 days

Schedule: Set up: Daily; Results in 24-48 hours


Clinical Significance: Lipase measurements are used primarily in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic disorders.
Reference Ranges: Updated 02/18/22

Reference Range Table

Result Units Gender Age Range
Lipase IU/L Both 0 Year - 999 Year 11-82

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