FPANC - Specimen: Pancreatic Elastase Stool

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FPANC    
Pancreatic Elastase Stool

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Collect 1 gm random formed stool, ship frozen.

Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.


Note:  1)    Pancreatic enzyme supplementation therapy should be discontinued prior to sample collection.

2)       A watery, diarrheal stool is not recommended for this test as some dilutions during the assay may give lower E1 concentrations than are actually present.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

1 gm

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected











Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
FecalFrozen (preferred)365 days
 Refrigerated 7 days
 Ambient 5 days