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Test Name:Pancreatic Elastase-1
Test Number:LAB8079
Collect:1.0 gram Random Stool
Container:Screw Cap Urine Container
Processing:Submit entire specimen
Transport/Stability:Frozen (preferred) - 1 year
Refrigerated - 7 days
Ambient - 5 days
Alternate Names:PE-1, PES
Performing Lab:JOLI Diagnostic via Mayo (FPANC/91415); R-MM
Days Set Up:Once per Week
Expected TAT:7 - 10 days
Ref. Ranges:>200 ug Elastase/g stool = Normal
100 to 200 ug Elastase/g stool = Moderate to slight exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
<100 ug Elastase/g stool = Severe exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
Collection/
Processing Details:
*This test requires its own specimen - do not combine with other tests.
Pancreatic supplementation enzyme therapy should be discontinued prior to stool collection.
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.
Method:ELISA
CPT Codes:82656
Date Created:10/22/2004
Revised Date:07/25/2014