General Information

UPHSM LIS Test #: 026064
Testing Time: 4-6 Days
Testing Lab: Labcorp

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 3 grams of Stool
Temperature: Frozen
Tube Type: 1 Random Unpreserved Stool
Collection Info:
Minimum Volume: 1 g (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Container: Screw-capped plastic vial
Collection: Do not contaminate outside of container. Do not overfill container. Do not submit watery or unformed (loose) stool. Do not use a preservative.

Specimen Acceptability

Cause for Rejection:
Serum or plasma received; stool contaminated with urine; watery or unformed (loose) stool submitted; preserved stool received


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

Clinical Utilities

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.

CPT Codes


* 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.

Reference Range

• 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