Pancreatic Elastase, Monoclonal
Label Mnemonic: MONOELAST
Epic Lab Code: LAB4806
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Formed Stool (Random)
Collection Medium:
Feces specimen, stool container
Minimum:
20 g random, formed stool
Rejection Criteria:
Ambient longer than 5 days.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory as soon as possible, keep at room temperature.
Turn Around Time:
10 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
> 200 ug PE1/g stool Normal 100-200 ug PE1/g stool Mild to moderate exocrine pancreatic insufficiency < 100 ug PE1/g stool Severe exocrine pancreatic insufficiency Reference ranges applicable for children > 2 weeks of age.
Comments:
Enzyme substitution therapy does not influence the determination of Pancreatic Elastase. Recommendations Prior to Collection: 3 days before the test *It is recommended if taking antibiotics or antifungals that you wait at least 3 days after your last does before beginning the test (unless instructed otherwise by your physician). *It is recommended that you discontinue use of all the following substances: barium enemas, bentonite clay, castor oil, mineral oil, betaine HCl or digestive enzymes, rectal suppositories, vitamin C supplements and beneficial flora supplements (acidophilus, etc.) (unless requested to continue by your physician). *It is recommended that you eat your usual diet during the 2-3 days prior to stool collection, ideally including some fatty foods (e.g. butter or salad oils) and protein-rich foods. 2 days before the test *It is recommended that your discontinue use of aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin) (unless requested to continue by your physician).
Methodology:
Enzymed-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)/Monoclonal Assay
CPT Code:
82656