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Pancreatic Elastase

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code ELAS
Performed by JOLI via Mayo
Sendout? Yes
Method EIA
Container type Clean collection container
Amount to Collect 1 g stool
Sample type Formed stool
Preferred volume 1 g stool
Min. Volume 1 g stool
Processing notes Freeze at -20C. Ship to Mayo, test code FPANC
Units µg/g stool
Normal range
Normal > 200 µg/g stool
Slight to Moderate insufficiency 100-200 µg/g stool
Severe insufficiency < 100 µg/g stool
Synonyms fecal elastase
Turn around times Test run Wednesday AM. Turnaround 3-10 days
Additional information Pancreatic elastase can be decreased in a variety of diseases resulting in pancreatic insufficiency. Decreases are most often seen in acute and chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, and diabetes mellitus.

Reference values from: Loser C, Mollgaard A, Folsch UR. 1996. Fecal elastase 1: A novel, highly sensitive, and specific tubeless pancreatic function test. Gut. 39(4):580-586.
CPT coding 82656-90
LOINC code 25907-7
Last Updated 8/14/2013 1:52:57 PM
Entry Number 703
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