FAT, FECAL (QUALITATIVE)

Specimen Required
Collect random stool. Send 5.0 g stool (1.0 g minimum or 5.0 mL stool (1.0 mL minimum) frozen in an IATA-approved screw-capped plastic container.
Patient preparation: Patient should be on a normal diet which includes fat intake. Patient should not use castor oil, mineral oil, suppositories, or barium prior to collection of specimen. Fat substitutes such as olestra may cause interference and should be avoided.

Rejection Criteria
Leaky specimens, specimens submitted in non screw-capped containers. Specimens in transport media or swabs, thawed specimens.

Methodology
Sudan stain

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeFECFT
CPT-4 Code (s)
82705
LOINC Codes
10753-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory