Mnemonic: AMY
Container: Plasma Separator
Alternative Container: Red, Serum Separator
Handling: May also be performed on pericardial, pleural, peritoneal and synovial fluid. No reference ranges for body fluids.
Methodology: Colorimetric: Enzymatic
Reported: Routine 4 hr, STAT 1hr
CPT: 82150
Preferred Volume: 1.0 ml serum or heparinized plasma
Minimum Volume: 0.5 ML
Stability: 7 days at room temperature; one month refrigerated
Performed: Daily
Units: U/L
Reference Range: 28-100 U/L
Note: May also be performed on body fluids;source MUST be stated There are no reference range for body fluids
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