Skip to Content
UW Health SMPH
American Family Children's Hospital

UW Hospital and Clinics Lab Test Directory

Test Name: Amylase, Peritoneal Fluid

Test Code(s): PEAMYL / HCPEAMYL

CPT Code(s): 82150

Methodology: Chloronitrophenol

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

Turnaround Time: Stat: 1 hour.
Routine: 4 hours.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Peritoneal Fluid

Collection Container: Preferred: Sterile screw cap container
Also Acceptable: Red top

Collection Volume: Preferred: 1 mL
Pediatrics: 0.3 mL

Sample Analyzed: Peritoneal Fluid

Volume Required: Preferred: 0.5 mL
Pediatrics: 0.2 mL

Specimen Processing: Centrifuge.  Transfer cell-free fluid to plastic vial.  Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220). Transport with coolant pack if coming from outreach location.


Interpretation

Results are reported in U/L.

Additional Information:

This test was performed using a modification of an FDA approved method. The performance characteristics of this test were determined by the UWHC Clinical Laboratories and meet the standards for clinical testing.

Back to Lab Test Directory Index