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.
Depending on your age, sex and any symptoms, you may consider adding to your test panel.
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You're struggling with chronic diarhoea and weight loss.
You have pale, loose, fatty stools that float.
You want to check your pancreas to make sure it's producing the enzymes to digest your food.
Dr Claire Merrifield
GP & PhD
our medical director
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:
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.
Your pancreas releases enzymes that help you digest your food. We can check the enzyme function of the pancreas by measuring faecal elastase.
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.
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.
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.
Please get in touch if you have any other questions about our tests.
This simple test measures the level of elastase in your stool. Low elastase levels can mean that your pancreas is not releasing enzymes into your gut as well as it should.
We do not recommend using this test panel if you:
If you're unsure if you should use this test panel, please contact us for advice.
Your results will be reviewed by one of our doctors. They will write a report explaining what your results mean for you. They will also tell you if there are any specific actions you should take, like seeing a healthcare professional, considering further tests or making changes to your lifestyle.
Our laboratory testing is performed by The Doctors Laboratory. TDL are the largest independent provider of clinical diagnostic tests in the UK and are used by both by the NHS and private hospitals.
TDL is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service to the international standard for medical laboratory quality and competence (ISO 15189).
For orders placed before 2pm on Monday to Friday, we'll despatch your test kit same-day. We don't process orders on weekends or public holidays.
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