LIPASE, FLUID

Specimen Required
Acceptable fluid types are Biliary/Hepatic, Drain, Pancreatic, Pericardial, Peritoneal/Ascites, Pleural or Synovial fluid. Centrifuge fluid to remove cellular material and send 1.0 mL fluid (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
Specimen types other than those listed, specimens too viscous to analyze.

Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic

Stability
Room temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeLIPFL
CPT-4 Code (s)
83690
LOINC Codes
Lipase, Fluid: 15212-4
Lipase Fluid Source: 31208-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory