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Test ID FPANC Pancreatic Elastase Stool

Method Name


Reporting Name

Pancreatic Elastase in Stool

Specimen Type


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

Performing Laboratory

Joli Diagnostics, Inc.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FPANC Pancreatic Elastase in Stool 25907-7


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z0947 Patient Value: 25907-7
Z0945 Interpretation: In Process