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Pancreatic Elastase

Order Code GI16
Turnaround Time 24-48 hours
Test Includes

Pancreatic Elastase

Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Raw Stool
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

Sterile Transport Container

Preferred Specimens
Raw Stool
Minimum Volume (uL)
1 mL
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Transport Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature 8 hours
Refrigerated 7 days
Frozen 12 months
Test Details
chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA)
Clinical Significance

The test is an aid for diagnosis of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Assay results should be used in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory data to assist the clinician in making individual patient management decisions.

Reference Ranges

<100 μg/g (Severe Exocrine Pancreatic insufficiency) 100 - <200 μg/g (Mild to moderate Exocrine Pancreatic insufficiency) ≥200 μg/g (Normal)