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Test Code NBLD0137 Pancreatic Elastase Stool

Additional Codes

Mayo Test Code: FPANC

Performing Laboratory

Joli Diagnostics, Inc.

Specimen Type

Fecal


Specimen Required


Collect 1 gm random formed stool, ship frozen.

Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

 

Note:  1)    Pancreatic enzyme supplementation therapy should be discontinued prior to sample collection.

2)       A watery, diarrheal stool is not recommended for this test as some dilutions during the assay may give lower E1 concentrations than are actually present.


Specimen Minimum Volume

1 gm

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Fecal Frozen (preferred) 365 days
  Refrigerated  7 days
  Ambient  5 days

Reference Values

>200 ug Elastase/g stool = Normal

100 to 200 ug Elastase/g stool = Moderate to slight exocrine pancreatic insufficiency

<100 ug Elastase/g stool = Severe exocrine pancreatic insufficiency

 

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Set up 1 time per week

CPT Code Information

82656

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Method Name

ELISA