Lipase, Pleural Fluid

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL pleural fluid collected in a sterile screw-cap container

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 7 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis

Colorimetric (C) • Kinetic

FDA Status
FDA Approved

Setup Schedule
Night Sets up 4 days a week.

Report Available
Reports in 2 days.

Reference Range
<10 U/L

Clinical Significance
Pleural fluid lipase activity has been considered complementary in the diagnosis of pancreatitis.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.