Amylase, Quantitative Urine

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: RU/AMY (random urine); U/AMY (24-hour urine)
POE DESCRIPTION:

Urine Amylase Random; Urine Amylase Timed

CPT CODE: Random = 82150; Timed = 82150, 81050
DAYS PERFORMED:

Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours

TURNAROUND TIME: 8 hours
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: For timed urine collection, instruct patient to void at the beginning of collection period and discard the specimen. Collect all urine including final specimen voided at the end of collection period. Containers must be labeled with the patient's full name, room number, date and time collection started, and date and time collection finished.
CONTAINER TYPE:

Random Sterile 80 mL specimen container, Timed 24 hour urine container (Bottle #1) with no preservative

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

Random or 24-hour urine

MINIMUM VOLUME:

Random urine: 1 mL

Timed urine:  Submit entire collection to the laboratory.

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Keep urine refrigerated during collection.
REFERENCE RANGE:

Random urine:  None established

Timed urine: 35-560 IU/24 hours

TEST SYNONYM(S):Urine Amylase