Tumour Marker Pancreas Diagnostic Stool Test

£75.00

Have you experienced any of the following?

Abdominal bloating and gas, foul smelling/fatty stools, nausea/being sick, fever, clay-coloured stools, chills or sweating.

Please note, if you experience pain around the naval that may spread across the abdomen and back – this is an emergency.

How does the test work?

The test is carried out in Germany, this laboratory is accredited by the German Health Authorities:  The accredited laboratories test for the presence of elastase which is an enzyme found in fluids produced by the pancreas to digest various kinds of proteins.

Cost

*£10 charge included due to Brexit and for the test clearance through German customs.

Test at home

  • Test kit sent out in the post
  • Full instructions included
  • Place stool sample in the post
  • Test sent to German laboratories with a quick turnaround
  • Return sample by post to postal address provided
  • Results sent to you via email
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Description

This test looks at the pancreatic elastase as a marker for chronic and acute pancreas inflammation.
The pancreas is a large gland located behind the stomach and when it functions correctly it secretes digestive enzymes and releases blood sugar regulating hormones (glucagon and insulin).
Chronic pancreatitis can cause constant digestive problems due to a lack of digestive enzymes in the intestine. This can sometimes mimic the symptoms of candidiasis or bacterial imbalance.
Gallstones or other gallbladder diseases are major causes of pancreatitis, also diabetes, alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Other factors that can contribute may include traumatic injury (or surgery) to the abdomen, viral infection, excess calcium in the blood and some medications.
In severe cases the enzymes leak out into the adjacent tissue, causing severe damage and strong pain.