Pancreatic Elastase Panel
Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry
1 gram stool
Sent to reference lab
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Collect 1 gm random formed stool, ship frozen. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
1. Pancreatic enzyme supplementation therapy should be discontinued prior to sample collection.
2. A watery, diarrheal stool is not recommended for this test as some dilutions during the assay may give lower E1 concentrations than are actually present.
>200 ug Elastase/g stool = Normal
100 - 200 ug Elastase/g stool = Moderate to slight exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
<100 ug Elastase/g stool = Severe exocrine pancreatic insufficiency