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Department: Biochemistry


  • Faeces (universal/stool container)


Turnaround Time:

2 weeks


Investigation of pancreatic insufficiency.

At least a pea-sized amount of faeces is required for analysis. Please note: watery stool samples are not suitable for analysis. If the patient is unable to provide formed stool on any occasion, please contact the Duty Biochemist to discuss.

For information on how to collect a stool sample, please see NHS Instructions for collecting a stool sample


Normal results: > 200 ug/g faeces

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For more information, please see the following: Elastase - Lab Tests Online