Pancreatic Elastase, Fecal

CPT Code(s):

82656

Methodology:

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) based upon a monoclonal antibody-based detection system specific for pancreatic elastase-1 (PEL-1)

Performed:

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Reported:

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Use:

Can be used for the diagnosis or the exclusion of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, which may be associated with chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, carcinoma of the pancreas, diabetes mellitus type 1 (insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus), Shwachman-Diamond syndrome, and other etiologies of pancreatic insufficiency.

Specimen Requirements:

  • Container- Para Pak collection containers –provide patient with all 4 (pink, gray, white, orange)
  • Specimen Type- Stool
  • Storage/stability - Refrigerated (2 - 8°C): 14 days
  • Epic order code: Lab979

Collection Procedure:

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Reference Values:

Normal: >200 μg elastase/g fecal material

Moderate pancreatic insufficiency: 100−200 μg elastase/g fecal material

Severe pancreatic insufficiency: <100 μg elastase/g fecal material

Interpretation Data:

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Notes:

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Reported Notes:

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Result:

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