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Test Code MACROAMY Macroamylase

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute San Juan Capistrano

Methodology

Polyethylene Glycol Precipitation

Laboratory Developed Test

Reference Values

Not detected

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube: Gold top or Red Top tube

Specimen: 2 mL serum (1 mL min)

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

 

Set Up:  Tuesday and Thursday a.m.; Report available: 4 days

CPT Code Information

82150

 

 

Useful For

Macroamylase is a laboratory, not a clinical entity. Amylase can complex with immunoglobulins or other high molecular weight proteins. Serum amylase appears falsely elevated. No clinical symptoms are associated with macroamylasemia.

Computer Interface Code

5903080