FAT, FECAL QUANTITATIVE 72-HOUR COLLECTION

Specimen Required
The patient should be on a diet consisting of 50-150 g of fat per day for three days prior to the study.
72-HOUR STOOL: Refer to Stool Container Instruction with transport container for patient instructions. Submit entire 72-hour stool collection in an IATA-approved transport container, frozen.
Do not overfill container. If collection exceeds the 500 mL (500 g), use separate containers.

Rejection Criteria
Specimens containing preservatives. Leaking containers. Specimens submitted in non screw-capped containers.
Specimens containing barium, charcoal, specimens in media or preservatives. Containers larger than 500 mL (500 g), such as paint cans will be rejected and discarded. Random collections.

Methodology
Nuclear Magnetic Resonace Spectroscopy

Stability
Room Temperature: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 96 hours; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
0-5 years:   0.0-2.0 g/24 h  
6 years and older:   0.0-6.0 g/24 h  

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeFFQ72
CPT-4 Code (s)
82710
LOINC Codes
Total weight   30078-0  
72 hr quant fecal fat   2271-5  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory