Refrigerated (preferred) - 14 days
Ambient - 3 days
Frozen - 1 year
Freeze/thaw cycles: x3
LabCorp Burlington (123234); R-LC
Days Set Up:
Mo - Fr
2 - 3 days
Normal: >200 μg elastase/g fecal material
Moderate pancreatic insufficiency: 100−200 μg elastase/g fecal material
Severe pancreatic insufficiency: <100 μg elastase/g fecal material
Collection/ Processing Details:
Useful for: Can be used for the diagnosis or the exclusion of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, which may be associated with chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, carcinoma of the pancreas, diabetes mellitus type 1 (insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus), Shwachman-Diamond syndrome, and other etiologies of pancreatic insufficiency.
Do not contaminate outside of container.
Do not overfill container.
Do not submit watery or unformed (loose) stool.
Do not use a preservative.
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) based upon a monoclonal antibody-based detection system specific for pancreatic elastase-1 (PEL-1)