Ordering Recommendation

Test 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.
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/g Normal
100-200 µg/g Moderate to mild exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
Less than 100 µg/g Severe exocrine pancreatic insufficiency

Interpretive Data

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

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

Enzyme substitution therapy does not influence the determination of pancreatic elastase 1.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83520

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0080527 Pancreatic Elastase 25907-7
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Aliases
  • EL1
  • Elastase
  • Elastase-1
  • Fecal Elastase
  • Pancreatic Elastase Stool
  • pancreatic stool elastase
  • pancreatic stool elastase concentration
  • PE stool
Pancreatic Elastase, Fecal by ELISA (INACTIVE as of 08/17/20: Refer to 3002858 with the August Hotline)