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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 3170

Test Synonym

  • Pancreatic Elastase-1, Fecal Elastase

Minimum Volume

  • 1 g

Specimen Requirements

  • Stool Specimen


  • Container- Screw Top


  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 5 days

CPT Codes

  • 82656
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 3 g STOOL SPECIMEN Submit stool (unpreserved random) in a screw-capped plastic container

Additional Information

  • Do NOT contaminate outside of container. Do NOT overfill container. Do NOT submit watery stool. Do NOT use a preservative. Causes for Rejection: Serum or plasma received; stool contaminated with urine; sample outside of the container; watery or unformed (loose) stool submitted: preserved stool received. Specimens should be transported refrigerated (ice packs) or FROZEN if transport temperature is expected to exceed 40 degrees C (104 degrees F).

Specimen Stability

  • STABILITY: AMB: 3 days RF: 14 days FR: 1 yr