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Pancreatic elastase-1

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

Mayo

 

Test ID: 

LAB4986

 

Methodology: 

ELISA

Schedule: 

Once a week

Reported: 

10 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 g Stool in a Stool Container.
Pediatric volume: 1 g.
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.
Transport: Frozen.
Stability: Frozen (preferred): 365 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Ambient: 5 days

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: This assay allows the diagnosis or exclusion of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, which can be caused by chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, pancreatic tumor, cholelithiasis or diabetes mellitus.

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Specimen/91415

CPT Code(s): 

82656

Last Changed: 

8/28/2017 2:21:21

Last Reviewed: 

8/28/2017 2:21:28