Ordering Recommendation

Tests for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

Mnemonic
ELASTASE
Methodology

Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-3 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

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Stool in media or preservative. Swabs.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 30 days.

Reference Interval

Effective August 17, 2020

Greater or equal to 200 µg/g Normal
100 to <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.

Compliance Category

FDA

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
3002860 Pancreatic Elastase, Fecal 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 Immunoassay