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Order Code LPBF1 Lipase, Body Fluid

Necessary Information

1. Date and time of collection. 2. Specimen source.

-Preferred: Identify source name from the following list with location (if appropriate):

 -Peritoneal fluid (peritoneal, abdominal, ascites, paracentesis)

 -Pleural fluid (pleural, chest, thoracentesis)

 -Drain fluid (drainage, JP drain)

 -Peritoneal dialysate (dialysis fluid)

-Acceptable sources: Write in source name with source location (if appropriate)

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube: Sterile container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge to remove any cellular material.

Useful For

Determining whether pancreatic inflammation or pancreatic fistula may be contributing to a pathological accumulation of fluid

Method Name

Colorimetric Rate Reaction

Reporting Name

Lipase, BF

Specimen Type

Body Fluid

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Body Fluid Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  30 days
  Ambient  24 hours

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Other Spinal fluid, breast milk, saliva, nasal secretions, gastric secretions, bronchoalveolar lavage or bronchial washings, colostomy/ostomy, or vitreous fluid

Reference Values

See Comment

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LPBF1 Lipase, BF 15212-4


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
LPBF2 Lipase, BF 15212-4
FLD7A Fluid Type, Lipase 14725-6