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STOOL ELASTASE

Synonym(s):

​Pancreatic Elastase 1

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​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.

Storage and Transport

​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.

Method

​Enzyme Immunoassay

Test Results

​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.

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​2 weeks

Day(s) Test Set up

​Variable

Remarks

​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.

Change History Notes

  • 13 Jan 2012 05:30 PM

    New test available w.e.f. 03/01/12.

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