Faecal Elastase Test of Pancreatic Enzyme Function


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Check the enzyme function of your pancreas with a stool elastase test.

Use our easy home sampling kit to send a stool sample to the lab. Your sample will be analysed by our UKAS-accredited lab partner (who also test for the NHS) and you'll get your results and doctor's report in days.


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Our Faecal Elastase Test of Pancreatic Enzyme Function is for you if...

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    You're struggling with chronic diarhoea and weight loss.

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    You have pale, loose, fatty stools that float.

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    You want to check your pancreas to make sure it's producing the enzymes to digest your food.

How does the
Faecal Elastase Test of Pancreatic Enzyme Function help you?

Dr Merrifield, our medical director

Dr Claire Merrifield

GP & PhD

our medical director

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Your pancreas is essential to gut health as it releases several enzymes into your bowel to digest carbohydrate, fat and protein. If your pancreas isn't releasing these enzymes you can struggle with chronic diarrhoea and weight loss, with pale, loose, fatty stools that float.

Pancreatic enzyme problems are not common if you're otherwise in good health. However, there are certain groups who are at higher risk of problems with pancreatic enzyme function:

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    People who have had acute or chronic pancreatis
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    Type 1 and 2 diabetics
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    People with a history of high alcohol intake
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    People over 70 years of age

It's simple to check for pancreatic enzyme problems with our faecal elastase test. This test measures the levels of the key pancreatic enzyme elastase and is recommended by UK guidelines as the first-line test to diagnose pancreactic enzyme problems.

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What's tested
and why?

Pancreas Health

Your pancreas releases enzymes that help you digest your food. We can check the enzyme function of the pancreas by measuring faecal elastase.


How Selph
testing works

Collect & Post Sample
Collect & Post Sample

Collect your sample at home or visit a clinic.

Use the included envelope to post your sample back to our UKAS-accredited lab (The Doctors Laboratory) for analysis.

Accurate Results, explained
Accurate Results, explained

We'll deliver your results to your dashboard. Every result is explained so you're in control.

You can also track your results over time.

Get Support & Progress
Get Support & Progress

Our experts will give you a report so you'll know what your results mean.

We'll highlight how you can use your results to understand symptoms, pick up health problems early and take action.

Faecal Elastase Test of Pancreatic Enzyme Function FAQs

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