For many labs, the faecal elastase assay is the preferred test used to screen for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency; the test is easy to perform, and convenient for patients as only one sample is required and the test is non-invasive. The faecal elasta
Rapid elastase assays are now possible on clinical chemistry analysers with the BÜHLMANN fPELA® assay. It utilises the same CALEX extraction device as the fCAL turbo assay, so it is possible to run both tests from a single extract.
The pancreatic elastase ELISA from R-Biopharm also enables the in vitro quantitative determination of human pancreatic elastase in faeces, to aid in the diagnosis of exocrine pancreatic function.