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Stool Elastase

Test Code:

BC9999

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Wide mouth sterile container

Specimen Requirement

One teaspoon or about 10mm3 of stool in a clean leak-proof container with a tight-fitting lid.

Specimen Storage / Transport

If it is not possible to despatch the stool sample to the laboratory within the same day, the sample should be kept at 2-8 degrees in the refrigerator.

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

Negative : Range 2 - 14 days

Reference Value(s)

Reported as Normal, Moderate Low or Severe Low with value and reference range. Concentrations of Pancreatic Elastase 1 are reported in µg E1/g stool

Testing Laboratory Location

SGH

Laboratory

Immunology/Serology

Contact Number

6394 1352

Day and Time Performed

Monday - Saturday

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Downtime Form

Additional Information

1) Stool mixed with transport media, preservative or urine is unsuitable for testing.

2) The Pancreatic Elastase 1 concentration may be lowered in watery stool. In the event of pathological results for watery stool samples, confirmation testing, using formed stool samples, is suggested.

Change History Notes

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Keywords

Stool Elastase BC9999
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