Test directory: Fecal Fat, Qualitative

Ordering Code7182
Test NameFecal Fat, Qualitative
Preferred SpecimenStool
Preferred ContainerClean Container
Optimum Volume6 g 6 mL
Collection InstructionsPatient should not use castor oil, suppositories or barium prior to collection of specimen. Fat substitutes such as
Olestra may cause interference and should be avoided.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: Not Stable
Refrigerated: 5 Days
Frozen: 30 Days
Rejection CriteriaStool in Formalin/PVA, Stool in preservative,
Stool in transport solution, Swab in gel transport media,
Thawed, Stool containing mineral or castor oil, bismuth, creams or lubricants, suppositories, or barium
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time5 Days
MethodologyMicroscopic Examination of Sudan III Stained Smear
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Fecal FatALLSee report.