Pancreatic Elastase 1
One teaspoon or about 10mm3 of stool in a clean leak-proof container with a tight-fitting lid. Stool mixed with transport media, preservative or urine is unsuitable for testing.
If it is not possible to despatch the stool sample to the laboratory within the same day, the sample should be kept at 2-8oC in the refrigerator.
Reported as Normal, Moderate Low or Severe Low with value and reference range. Concentrations of Pancreatic Elastase 1 are reported in µg E1/g stool.
Range 2 - 14 days
Batch tested, fornightly
The Pancreatic Elastase 1 concentration may be lowered in watery stool. In the event of pathological results for watery stool samples, confirmation testing, using formed stool samples, is suggested.