Turnaround Time: 4-6 days
CPT Code:
  • 82656
Test Type: Kit-Based, Stool
Reference Range:


0-99 years >200 ug/mL


Fecal Elastase is a specific marker for pancreatic function and maintains a high diagnostic accuracy among patients with small intestinal diseases. This Elastase marker allows for the diagnosis or exclusion of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency and degree of severity, which can be caused by chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, pancreatic tumor, cholelithiasis or diabetes mellitus. This test does not differentiate between pancreatic insufficiency due to chronic pancreatitis and that due to pancreatic cancer.


Performing Lab: DDINT

Collection Details:

Patient Preparation:

Specimen Requirements
20 mL stool

Collection Container/Tube
Stool collection container

Transport Container/Tube
1 White-capped vial (Clean)

Minimum Specimen Volume
10 mL stool

Rejection Criteria
Not received cold No ice pack

Stability Information
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 14 days
37°C/99°F: Unacceptable