Chymotrypsin (Add-On Only)-Genova Kit
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Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

Results: 14-21 Business Days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Special Instructions: Refrain from taking digestive enzymes, antacids, and aspirin for two days prior to specimen collection, unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider. Finish taking antifungal or antibiotic medications and wait three days before beginning collection.

Description: This test measures the amount of chymotrypsin in stool in order to help evaluate pancreatic function. Trypsin and chymotrypsin are enzymes that digest protein in the small intestine. Their inactive precursors, trypsinogen and chymotrypsinogen, are produced in the pancreas and transported to the small intestine.

In the small intestine, trypsinogen is activated and turned into trypsin. Trypsin then in turn activates chymotrypsinogen to form chymotrypsin. Together, they are responsible for breaking down the protein in food into smaller pieces called peptides. Trypsin and chymotrypsin are detectable in both the small intestine and in the stool if the pancreas is functioning normally.