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Test Name:Pancreatic elastase, fecal
Test Number:13384
Collect:Stool (unpreserved, random)
Minimum Volume:1 g
Container:Sterile cup
Transport/Stability:Refrigerated (preferred) - 14 days
Ambient - 3 days
Frozen - 1 year

Freeze/thaw cycles: x3
Alternate Names:Elastase, Pancreatic

Performing Lab:LabCorp Burlington (123234); R-LC
Days Set Up:Mo - Fr
Expected TAT:2 - 3 days
Ref. Ranges: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
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.
Method:Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) based upon a monoclonal antibody-based detection system specific for pancreatic elastase-1 (PEL-1)
CPT Codes:82656
Date Created:04/10/2019
Revised Date:05/23/2019