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Test Code LPS Lipase, Serum

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation: Patients should be fasting before the specimen is collected.


Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Serum gel tube must be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

2. Red-top tube must be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of collection.

Useful For

Investigating pancreatic disorders, usually pancreatitis

Method Name

Colorimetric Rate Reaction

Reporting Name

Lipase, S

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  365 days
  Ambient  7 days

Reference Values

13-60 U/L

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LPS Lipase, S 3040-3


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
LPS Lipase, S 3040-3