Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), which is characterized by a lack of exocrine pancreatic enzymes and results in an inability to properly digest food, has both genetic and idiopathic causes. Our full suite of EPI testing includes traditional 48- and 72-hour fecal fat evaluations for steatorrhea, which is indicative of EPI; less-invasive pancreatic elastase testing, which requires just one stool sample; and genetic testing to confirm hereditary pancreatitis, which can involve EPI.
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency Test menu
Many patients find the stool collection process for fecal fat testing cumbersome and difficult to tolerate, which can impact compliance. To help make this process easier for patients, we offer pancreatic elastase testing (frequently called fecal elastase) that requires only a single stool collection to measure the level of the elastase enzyme within stool.
Hereditary pancreatitis (HP) is defined as two or more individuals in a family affected with pancreatitis involving at least two generations. Mutations in several genes, including PRSS1, CFTR, CTRC, and SPINK1, have demonstrated genetic susceptibility to chronic pancreatitis.
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