Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

PANCREATIC ELASTASE 1

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
PANCE      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 83516.04         Geisinger Epic ID: 22532

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Stool
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 g random formed stool; minimum 0.3 gm.
Special notes:
Undiluted feces in clean, dry container. Submit several grams undiluted in a sterile, plastic, leakproof container. Do not add fixative or preservative.
Patient preparation:
It is recommended to interrupt an enzyme substitution therapy for 72 hours in order to avoid possibility of a cross-reaction with porcine proteins.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 1 year.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Specimen with fixative or preservative added.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Normal: > 200 mcg/g
Moderate Pancreatic Insufficiency: 100-200 mcg/g
Severe Pancreatic Insufficiency: < 100 mcg/g
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
See reference ranges for pancreatic insufficiency.
CPT code(s):
82656
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Pancreatic elastase.
Methodology:
Immunoassay
Synonyms:
FECAL PANCREATIC ELASTASE
Quest test code 14693
Clinical significance:
The Elastase-1 is a quantitative enzyme linked immunosorbent assay for measuring concentrations of elastase-1 in feces as an aid in diagnosis of the exocrine pancreatic function.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday; report available: 3-8 days.    
Performed stat? No
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