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Pancreatic Elastase-1 [14693Z]
1 gm Stool
Instructions: Instructions: Collect undiluted feces in
clean, dry container. Submit several grams undiluted in
a sterile, plastic, leakproof container. Do not add
fixative or preservative. Transport refrigerated (cold
Sterile Container, leak-proof
Room Temperature: 5 days
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 1 year
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Inst San Juan Capistrano
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130
Tuesday, Thursday Morning
Report available: 2 Days
Adult and Pediatric Reference Ranges for
> 200 mcg/g
Moderate Pancreatic Insufficiency:
Severe Pancreatic Insufficiency:
< 100 mcg/g
Elastase-1 (E-1) assay results are expressed in
mcg/g, which represent mcg E1/g feces.
It is not necessary to interrupt enzyme substitution
The Elastase-1 is a quantitative enzyme linked immunosorbent assay for measuring concentrations of elastase-1 in feces as an aid in diagnosis of the exocrine pancreatic function.
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
(The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.)
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