Pancreatic Elastase-1, Stool : 14693

Test Code
PELASQ or 14693

Alias/See Also
Fecal Elastase

CPT Codes

Collect undiluted feces in clean, dry, sterile leak-proof container. Do not add fixative or preservative.

Transport Container
Transport 1 gm stool collected in a sterile screw cap container (Min: 0.3 gm).

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Ambient: 5 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Specimens stored at room temperature greater than 5 days; Specimens collected in formalin, MF, SAF, PVA, or Cary-Blair media.

Immunoassay (IA)

Setup Schedule
Sunday & Tuesday & Thursday

Report Available
2-7 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

Reference Range
Normal: greater than 200 ug/g
Moderate to mild exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: 100-200 ug/g
Severe exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: less than 100 ug/g

Clinical Significance
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.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics

The CPT Codes provided in this document 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 payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.