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Pancreatic Elastase-1

Additional Codes

Primary ID Epic Code Mayo Test ID


Specimen Required

Preferred Specimen Type: Undiluted stool

Supplies: Clean, dry, sterile leak-proof stool container

Container/Tube: Clean, dry, sterile leak- proof stool container

Specimen Volume: 1 g

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated

Collection Instructions: 1 gram undiluted feces in clean, dry, sterile leak-proof container. 

Do not add fixative or preservative. Ship refrigerated.

Method Name

Immunoassay (IA)

Reporting Name

Pancreatic Elastase-1

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 gram

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Fecal Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  365 days
  Ambient  7 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other Specimen collected in formalin; MF, SAF or PVA, Cary-Blair Media

Reference Values

Normal: >200 mcg/g

Moderate Pancreatic Insufficiency: 100-200 mcg/g

Severe Pancreatic Insufficiency: <100 mcg/g

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Analytic Time

2 - 7 days

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FPAN1 Pancreatic Elastase-1 25907-7


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
FPAN1 Pancreatic Elastase-1 25907-7

NY State Approved