Test Details

Mnemonic

FECFT

Ordering Code

3700525

CPT-4 Code(s)

82705

Specimen Information

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.

Collect

Random stool

Specimen Preparation

Send 5.0 g stool or 5.0 mL stool frozen in an screw capped plastic container.

Minimum Volume

1 gram or 1.0 mL

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

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

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology

Sudan stain
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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