Elastase, Fecal

Abbrev Code:ELASF   
Order Code:LAB8156Order Name:Elastase, Fecal
Synonyms:Pancreatic Elastase 1
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Codes: 82653 x1, 82653 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed twice a week.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Feces, random
Optimal Volume:5 g
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 g
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Patient Preparation:Interruption of enzyme substitution therapy recommended in order to avoid the possibility of cross-reaction with porcine enzymes.
Causes for Rejection:Stool in media or preservative. Swabs.

Processing and Shipping

Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:1 week refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab UM Specialty Core/Prot/Endo (Liaison D) 


Reference Range:
200 µg/g or greater Normal
100 - 199 µg/g Moderate to mild exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
Less than 100 µg/g Severe exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
Use:Screen for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency

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