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Lipase

Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Test Code:
LIPASE
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Sample haemolysis may make this test unreportable
Minimum Adult Volume:
1 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
0.5 mL
Notes:

Amylase is the preferred analyte for urgent diagnosis of pancreatitis in this laboratory

Lipase should be requested where its higher specificity and longer half-life may be useful

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
4 hours
Reference Interval:

13-60 IU/L