Pancreatic Elastase
Label Mnemonic: PANELAST
Epic Lab Code: LAB3786
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Fecal
Collection Medium:
Feces specimen, stool container
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 5 gram stool
Absolute Minimum: 1 gram stool
Rejection Criteria:
Stool in media or preservative. Sample cannot be ambient temperature for more than 4 hours. Swabs.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory within 1 hour of collection.
Turn Around Time:
1-4 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Normal: > 200 μg/g
Moderate to mild exocrine pancreatic insufficiency: 100-200 μg/g
Severe exocrine pancreatic insufficiency: < 100 μg/g
Interpretive Data:
Reference range does not apply for infants less than one month old.
Methodology:
Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
CPT Code:
83520