Fat, Feces (Qualitative and Quantitative)

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: FATF MAYO

Specimen Type: Stool

Tube Type: Stool container

Collection Volume: Qualitative: min 5 grams. Quantitative: Entire 24, 48 or 72 hour stool collection (send all stool); entire collection must contain at least 5 grams.

Cause for rejection: -

Storage: Frozen

Availability: Sent to reference lab

Methodology: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy

Special Instructions: For Qualitative requests, please indicate that stool is a RANDOM collection.
For Quantitative requests (24, 48 or 72 hour stool), mark each container with patient information and date and time collection started and finished, and number of containers (ex., 1 of 4).

For 3 days prior to and during the collection period:
no barium, no laxatives, no synthetic fat substitutes or fat-blocking nutritional supplements. The use of diaper rash ointments will falsely elevate test results.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8418

TAT: 2-8 days

Additional Info: Ref. range: > or = 18 years: 2-7 g/24 hrs
Reference values have not been established for patients who are <18 years of age
Random Collection: All ages: 0-19% fat

CPT Code: 82710

Synonyms: Fecal Fat, Qualitative
Fecal Fat, Quantitative

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