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Lipase, Serum

Mnemonic:    [LIPASE]
Name:    Lipase, Serum
Specimen:    2 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Spec Stability:    Stable 5 days refrigerated.
Reference Range:    20 - 250 U/L
  Method:    Two-point rate @540 with Triacetylglycerol substra
Note:    Glycerol is a known interferant which causes spurious elevated results with this method. Do not collect samples through ports or stoppers lubricated with glycerol.