Amylase/Creatinine Ratio, Urine

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: U/AM/CR/RA
POE DESCRIPTION: URT AMYLASE CREATINE RATIO; U/AM/CR/RA
CPT CODE: 82150; 82570
TEST INFORMATION: Test includes urine creatinine, urine amylase, amylase/creatinine ratio.
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily on first shift
TURNAROUND TIME: 24-48 hours
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: For a 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 the collection period.
CONTAINER TYPE:

Plastic random urine container; plastic 24-hour urine container, no preservative (Chemistry bottle #1)

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: 24-hour or random urine.
MINIMUM VOLUME: Submit entire urine collection to the laboratory.
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Keep urine refrigerated during collection.
REFERENCE RANGE: 70-700 units of amylase/g creatinine
TEST SYNONYM(S):A/C Ratio; Urine Amylase/Creatinine Ratio