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Elastase

This is an important test used to help investigate pancreatic insufficiency.

Stool
1 tests included
4 days turnaround

£120.00

£99.00

About Elastase

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.

 

What's tested

Enzymes

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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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.

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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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