Pancreatic Elastase (PE) in Stool
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Joli Diagnostic Inc. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
Keep sample frozen and stored at -20C to -70C until it can be shipped.
Package according to regulations regarding shipment of infectious material and pack with enough dry ice to last 48 hours.
Ship overnight by appropriate courier (i.e. UPS/ FedEx).
Frozen and ship on dry ice.
Test performed weekly.
Results will be faxed and mailed immediately upon assay completion.
Bill will be sent to the institution from which the sample was sent.
Approximately 1 gram of a random formed stool sample. Pancreatic enzyme supplementation therapy should be discontinued prior to sample collection. (A watery stool may give seemingly pathological results due to dilution of PE concentration. For an accurate result, a formed stool should be tested.)
Approximately 1 gram of a random formed stool sample is placed in a plastic container labeled with the patient name, date of birth, ID number, date specimen collected and referring physician name. Freeze and store at -20C to -70C until it can be shipped.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Frozen: 31 days
Samples immersed in a colorless fluid (i.e., water, formalin, saline, etc.) Samples placed on graze, filter paper, or any other type of support or embedding media/material.