Elastase Stool Test – Normal Range

The serum elastase in 20 normal ambulatory subjects was determined in a double assay set. An average value of 200 ng/dl was obtained, with a standard error of 78 and a range of 99 to 370 ng/dl.

The average value in normal serum was approximately 40-fold greater than the minimal detectable amount.

A normal amount of elastase will be present in the stool of healthy individuals.

A decreased amount of stool elastase may mean that the person tested has pancreatic insufficiency.

It is not diagnostic, but it does indicate that further testing may be indicated.

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