Pancreatic Elastase, Fecal
0080526
Ordering Recommendation
 
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
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
 
Normal 201 µg/g or greater
Moderate to mild exocrine pancreatic insufficiency 100-​200 µg/g
Severe exocrine pancreatic insufficiency 99 µg/g or less
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
83520
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0080527Pancreatic Elastase
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Aliases
  • EL1
  • Elastase
  • Elastase-1
  • Fecal Elastase
  • Pancreatic Elastase Stool
  • pancreatic stool elastase
  • pancreatic stool elastase concentration
  • PE stool