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Pancreatic Elastase, Fecal
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
Interruption of enzyme substitution therapy recommended in order to avoid the possibility of cross-reaction with porcine enzymes. 
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: 5 days; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 year 
Reference Interval

Effective February 21, 2012
Normal201 µg/g or greater
Moderate to mild exocrine pancreatic insufficiency100-200 µg/g
Severe exocrine pancreatic insufficiency99 µg/g or less

Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
83520
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