Pancreatic Elastase Stool
Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test
This assay allows the diagnosis or exclusion of pancreatic exocrine
insufficiency, which can be caused by chronic pancreatitis, cystic
fibrosis, pancreatic tumor, cholelithiasis or diabetes mellitus.
Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
>200 ug Elastase/g stool = Normal
100 to 200 ug Elastase/g stool = Moderate to slight exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
<100 ug Elastase/g stool = Severe exocrine pancreatic insufficiency