Pancreatic Elastase Panel

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: PELAS MAYO

Specimen Type: Stool

Tube Type: Stool container

Collection Volume: 1 gram stool

Storage: Frozen

Availability: Sent to reference lab

Methodology: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Special Instructions: Collect 1 gm random formed stool, ship frozen. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Note: 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.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8418

TAT: 1-10 days

Additional Info: Reference range:
>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

CPT Code: 82656

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