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Test ID FELAS Elastase, Pancreatic, Serum

Method Name

Direct Radioimmunoassay (RIA)

Reporting Name

Elastase (Pancreatic Elastase 1), S

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Draw blood in a plain, red-top or a serum gel tube(s). Separate immediately and send 3 mL of serum frozen in a plastic vial.

Note:     1. Indicate serum on request form.

             2. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

 

Patient preparation: 

1. The patient should fast for 10 to 12 hours prior to collection.

2. Medications that affect pancreatic activity should be discontinued, if possible, for at least 48 hours prior to collection of specimen.


Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Frozen 180 days

Reference Values

Adult Reference Ranges:

Normal pancreatic exocrine function:

  Less than 3.5 ng/mL

 

No pediatric reference ranges available for this test.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Performing Laboratory

Inter Science Institute

CPT Code Information

83519

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FELAS Elastase (Pancreatic Elastase 1), S 14048-3

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z0925 Elastase 14048-3