Specimen: Submit 5 g (2 g min.) Stool in a clean dry container. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability (Room): 8 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 1 week
Stability (Frozen): 1 year
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: Pancreatic elastase remains undegraded during intestinal transit,thus reduced concentration in feces reflects exocrine pancreatic insufficiency caused by Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes Mellitus, Cholelithiasis, Cystic Fibrosis, Pancreatic Cancer, Celiac disease etc. It may also be used for monitoring patients on treatment for pancreatic insufficiency.
Disease: Disorder of Pancreas
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required