Specimen: 10 mL (5 mL min.) aliquot of random urine. Ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE.
Stability (Room): 8 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 10 days
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 7 – 15 days
Usage: Urinary amylase is useful in differentiating between Macroamylasemia and Pseudocyst of the pancreas. In case of the former, only serum levels are raised. In Pseudocysts, urinary level remains elevated for weeks after an episode of Acute pancreatitis.
Disease: Disorders of Pancreas
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required