Category: Specialty Labs

Digestion & Absorption: Pancreatic Elastase 1 (PE-1)

Written by and republished with permission from Genova Diagnostics   PE-1 is a proteolytic enzyme exclusively secreted by the pancreas. Analyzing fecal PE-1 is a useful, non-invasive way of evaluating pancreatic exocrine function and identifying exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). Low values of PE-1 indicate EPI, which is associated with a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms and… Read More »