Lipase, Serum

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: LIP
POE DESCRIPTION: LIPASE; LIP
CPT CODE: 83690; 83690
DAYS PERFORMED: Specimen accepted daily
TURNAROUND TIME: Routine: 8 hours; stat: 1 hour
CONTAINER TYPE:

SST tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood (serum)
MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.4 mL blood (0.2 mL serum)
REFERENCE RANGE: 10-52 units/L
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Lipase is presently thought to be elevated in parallel with amylase in pancreatitis, not later.