Who should take the test?
Elastase is a digestive enzyme formed in the pancreas and excreted into the small intestine. Its measurement provides information about the production of digestive enzymes in the pancreas.
Since the pancreatic elastase is excreted unchangedely with stool, it is diagnostically well suited for the assessment of the exocrine pancreatic function. Decreased elastase concentration in stool indicates exocrine disruption of the organ such as chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic insufficiency or cystic fibrosis.
The test analyzes the values of the following analytes:
- Pancreatic elastase
Our Pancreatic Elastase Test gives you information about your exocrine pancreatic function to determine a predominant exocrine disruption of the organ.
How does it work?
You collect the samples at home, send them back to us and we will provide you with your level of each analyte and whether your level falls within the reference ranges for your age. In addition to that, the results include graphs showing whether your are in the “green” (=normal/healthy) or “red” (=too high/low) area, making it easy to understand the results.
What will my results tell me?
Your results will provide detailed information about whether your pancreatic elastase level is normal, low, or high compared to reference ranges in your age group. You can then discuss the results with your doctor or health practitioner, who can give you further guidance and treatment recommendations.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
We always recommend the discussion of the mailed results with your doctor or practitioner. Besides, further information is available on our website, especially in the different test categories, under “health conditions” and the FAQs. Still have questions? Then you can contact us by mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.