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Test Code FPANC Pancreatic Elastase Stool

Reporting Name

Pancreatic Elastase in Stool

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

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FPANC Pancreatic Elastase in Stool In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z0947 Patient Value: In Process
Z0945 Interpretation: In Process

Clinical Information

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.

Analytic Time

1 day

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Method Name

ELISA