Pancreatic elastase, fecal

Alphabetical Test listing

Pancreatic elastase, fecal-13384

Pancreatic elastase, fecal
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.

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
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)


Normal:                      >200 μg elastase/g fecal material

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

Severe insufficiency:    <100 μg elastase/g fecal material

Result 25907-7