Pancreatic elastase, fecal-13384

Test info

  
Pancreatic elastase, fecal
  
13384
  
LAB13384
  
PANCELAST
  
Elastase, pancreatic
  

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.

Specimen

  
Stool, random
  
  
3 g
  
1 g
  
  • Do not contaminate outside of container
  • Do not overfill container
  • Do not submit watery or unformed (loose) stool
  • Do not use a preservative
  

Screw cap plastic container (sterile)

  

Frozen (preferred) – 14 days

Freeze/thawcycles: stable x3

Refrigerated – 14 days

Ambient – 14 days

  
  • Serum or plasma received
  • Stool contaminated with urine
  • Watery or unformed (loose) stool submitted
  • Preserved stool received

Performance

  
LabCorp Burlington (123234): R-LC
  
Mo - Fr
  
3 - 6 days
  

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) based upon a monoclonal antibody-based detection system specific for pancreatic elastase-1 (PEL-1)

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Normal:                      >200 μg elastase/g fecal material

Moderate insufficiency:   100−200 μg elastase/g fecal material

Severe insufficiency:    <100 μg elastase/g fecal material

Billing

  
82653
  
17029280
  
308265300
  
Result 25907-7

Tracking

  
04/10/2019
  
01/03/2022
  
02/01/2021