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Test Code 176 Lipase

Additional Codes


PowerChart: Lipase

MA Cerner: Lipase Level

Specimen Requirement

0.5 mL serum or plasma is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect blood in a lithium heparin, green-top or red-top tube. Serum or plasma gel tubes are acceptable. Serum or plasma should be separated from contact with the cells within 2 hours of collection. Specimens not centrifuged within 4 hours of collection may be rejected. Refrigerate the specimen if unable to assay within 4 hours of collection. Samples with >3+ lipemia must be cleared prior to analysis.

Useful For

Investigating pancreatic disorders, usually pancreatitis


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Routine orders: Typically completed within 4 hours; Mercy Dyersville within 24 hours.

Expedite orders: Typically completed within 1 hour after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

STAT orders: Typically completed within 30 minutes after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

CPT Code Information

83690 Chemistry: Lipase

LOINC Code Information

3040-3 Lipase [Enzymatic Activity/Volume] In Serum Or Plasma

Test Method


Panteghini Method; Beckman DXC880i

Medical Associates East and West:

Enzsymatic colorimetric; Roche/Hitachi cobas c systems.

Reference Values


8-57 IU/L

Medical Associates East and West campus:

13-60 U/L