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Test Compendium

Test Name


Test Code

  • 3170

Test Synonym

  • Pancreatic Elastase-1, Fecal Elastase

Minimum Volume

  • 1 g

Specimen Type

  • Stool Specimen

Primary Container

  • Container- Screw Top

Transport Temp

  • Refrigerated


  • 5 days

Specimen Requirements

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

Specimen Retention

  • 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).