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PAELA / FPANC-M
PANCREATIC ELASTASE 1

Test Code PAELA / FPANC-M 
Test PANCREATIC ELASTASE 1 
Methodology Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) 
Description Useful for assessing exocrine pancreatic function in suspected cases of pancreatic insufficiency. 
Specimen Collect 1 gm random formed stool, ship frozen. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Note:
1) Pancreatic enzyme supplementation therapy should be
discontinued prior to sample collection.
2) A watery, diarrheal stool is not recommended for this test
as some dilutions during the assay may give lower E1
concentrations than are actually present 

Reference Values 200 to >500 ug Elastase/g stool = Normal
100 to 200 ug Elastase/g stool = Moderate to slight exocrine
pancreatic insufficiency
<100 ug Elastase/g stool = Severe exocrine pancreatic
insufficiency 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Set up 1 time per week 
CPT Code(s) 82656