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Trypsin

Test ID: 

703133

CPT code:

83519

Synonyms:

Trypsinogen (Cathodic)

Clinical Use:

Trypsin is considered to be a specific indicator of pancreatic damage. This assay is useful in the evaluation of acute pancreatitis. Trypsin levels reach a maximum volume of five- to tenfold the upper normal limit and remain elevated for four to five days after the onset of abdominal pain. Trypsin determination may also be of value in evaluating patients with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic carcinoma.

Specimen Type:

Serum, frozen

Requested Volume: 

1 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.5 mL

Container Type: 

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Patient Preparation: 

No radioisotopes administered 24 hours prior to venipuncture

Collection:

Transfer serum into a transpak frozen purple tube with screw cap. Freeze immediately and maintain frozen until tested. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Storage Instructions:

Freeze.

Rejection Criteria

Recently administered radioisotopes; specimen not received frozen; plasma specimen received

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