This is an important test used to help investigate pancreatic insufficiency.
What is elastase?
Elastase is an enzyme produced by the pancreas which breaks down food in the intestine. It passes through the intestines before being excreted in the faeces. The level of elastase in the stool is an indicator of how well the pancreas is functioning. Lower levels are produced and excreted in a condition called pancreatic insufficiency. Pancreatic insufficiency is often associated with chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, cancer of the pancreas and diabetes mellitus.
Why take the test?
This test measures the level of elastase in the blood and can be used to investigate pancreatic insufficiency.
How it works
Purchase your Kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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