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Pancreatic Elastase, Fecal by ELISA
0080526
Ordering Recommendation

Screen for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

Mnemonic
PAN-ELAST
Methodology
Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Performed
Sun, Tue-Fri
Reported
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Stool. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 5 g stool to an unpreserved stool transport vial (ARUP supply #40910). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 1 g) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Stool in media or preservative. Swabs. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 year 
Reference Interval
Effective August 7, 2017
Greater than 200 µg/gNormal
100-200 µg/gModerate to mild exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
Less than 100 µg/gSevere exocrine pancreatic insufficiency

Interpretive Data
Reference range does not apply for infants less than one month old.

Note
Enzyme substitution therapy does not influence the determination of pancreatic elastase 1.
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0080527Pancreatic Elastase25907-7
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Aliases
  • EL1
  • Elastase
  • Elastase-1
  • Fecal Elastase
  • Pancreatic Elastase Stool
  • pancreatic stool elastase
  • pancreatic stool elastase concentration
  • PE stool