Pancreatic elastase faeces
See Trypsin faeces and Chymotrypsin faeces.
5 g faeces (random) frozen immediately after collection.
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Normal > 200 µg/g.
Diagnosis of pancreatic exocrine failure.
Faecal elastase is reduced in pancreatic exocrine failure.
Malabsorption is not usually obvious until > 95% of the pancreas has been destroyed.
Values of 100-200 µg/g indicate moderate, and < 100 µg/g severe, pancreatic insufficiency.
Sonwalkar SA et al. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2003; 17(3): 467-471.