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Test Code ELAS Pancreatic Elastase, Stool

Methodology

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) based upon a monoclonal antibody-based detection system specific for pancreatic elastase-1 (PEL-1)

Performing Laboratory

LabCorp Burlington, NC

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:   Clean-Leak proof plastic container

Specimen: 3  g stool (1  g min)

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerated stool up to 14 days

 

Note:  Specimens that have been collected or stored in 10% Formalin, SAF or PVA fixatives are not acceptable.

            Use of Carry-Blair transport medium is not acceptable.

Reference Values

  Normal: >200 μg elastase/g fecal material

  Moderate pancreatic insufficiency: 100−200 μg elastase/g fecal material

  Severe pancreatic insufficiency: <100 μg elastase/g fecal material

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82656

 

Lonic Code:  25907-7

Useful For

Can be used for the diagnosis or the exclusion of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, which may be associated with chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, carcinoma of the pancreas, diabetes mellitus type 1 (insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus), Shwachman-Diamond syndrome, and other etiologies of pancreatic insufficiency.

Computer Interface Code

PDM# 5906770