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Elastase (faecal)

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Elastase (faecal)
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Reference Range:

Normal: > 200 µg/g
Mild exocrine pancreatic insufficiency: 100 - 200 µg/g
Severe exocrine pancreatic insufficiency: < 100 µg/g

Turnaround Time:

2 weeks

Description:

Faecal Elastase

Sample Requirements:

Require formed stool sample. Minimum pea-sized sample per test. Please do not fill container above halfway. Patients should cease pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy at least 5 days prior to providing a stool sample.

Important Information:

Watery specimens may give falsely low results

Entry last modified 8.6.16

Reference Lab Description:

Spire laboratory, Manchester