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Test Code 1838 Pancreatic Elastase-1, Stool

Specimen Containers and Fixatives

Plastic screw-cap container

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, 2 - 7 days

Reference Values

Adult and Pediatric Reference Ranges for Pancreatic Elastase-1:

         Normal:      >200 mcg/g

         Moderate Pancreatic

         Insufficiency:   100-200 mcg/g

         Severe Pancreatic

         Insufficiency:      <100 mcg/g

         Elastase-1 (E-1) assay results are expressed

         in mcg/g, which represent mcg E1/g feces.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information



Immunoassay (IA)

Specimen Requirements

Stool - 1 gram stool, random in dry sterile leak-proof container; freeze; transport frozen to Quest

Please ensure stool specimen is uncontaminated with urine.  Do not add fixative or preservative.