Collection Instructions


Collection Method


Kit Requirements

Stool Test Kit

Turn Around Time

3-5 Business Days Turnaround times are estimates


Sample Report


This test is used to diagnose certain pancreas disorders related to not producing enough digestive enzymes and aid in diagnosis of the exocrine pancreatic function or insufficiency.

The pancreatic elastase test short for (PE1) is a non-invasive stool test that is commonly being used to assess patients with chronic pancreatitis, chronic inflammatory bowel disease and other situations involving exocrine pancreas dysfunction. The PE1 results are not affected by pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy therefore, patients are not required to stop supplementation prior to stool collection. The PE1 test allows the clinician to establish a prompt and reliable diagnosis with high degrees of sensitivity in suspected cases of pancreatic insufficiency.

Pancreatic Elastase can be ordered as a single marker or in alliance with a CDSA panel that includes certain GIT markers.


  • Pancreatic Elastase 1 (PE1) - pancreatic insufficiency marker

Test Method

CLIA (chemiluminescence immunoassay)

Common Conditions

  • Gastrointestinal and Digestive Health
    • Bloating, pain or nausea
    • Cholecystectomy
    • Gastroesophageal reflux symptoms
    • Loose or watery stools
    • Undigested food in the stool
  • Endocrine and Hormonal Health
    • Diabetes
    • Hypochlorhydria
  • Other Health Conditions
    • Food intolerances
    • Osteoporosis

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

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How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

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