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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 In Process


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