Test directory: Trypsin

Ordering Code5119
Test NameTrypsin
AliasTrypsinogen
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerSerum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume1.5 mL
Handling InstructionsCentrifuge and separate within 2 hours of collection.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 2 Hours
Refrigerated: 24 Hours
Frozen: 3 Months
Stability applies ONLY to aliquots free of red cells.
Rejection CriteriaGrossly hemolyzed, Lipemic, Plasma, Cord blood, Serum not separated from red cells
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time8 Days
MethodologyQuantitative Radioimmunoassay
Reference Lab ARUP Laboratories

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Trypsin0-17YNOT ESTABLISHEDNOT ESTABLISHEDng/mL

Results should...

Results should be correlated with clinical presentation and other diagnostic data for the diagnosis of pancreatitis
Individuals with acute pancreatitis have significantly elevated trypsin concentrations. Concentrations in those with chronic pancreatitis are variable and may be below, within, or above the reference interval. Trypsin concentrations are not diagnostic for carcinoma of the pancreas. Results obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot be used interchangeably
TrypsinADULT180.5-885.3180.5-885.3ng/mL

Results should...

Results should be correlated with clinical presentation and other diagnostic data for the diagnosis of pancreatitis
Individuals with acute pancreatitis have significantly elevated trypsin concentrations. Concentrations in those with chronic pancreatitis are variable and may be below, within, or above the reference interval. Trypsin concentrations are not diagnostic for carcinoma of the pancreas. Results obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot be used interchangeably