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Fecal Fat Qualitative *

SIM

40110 

CPT

82705 

Synonyms

Fecal Fat Stain; Fatty Acid ,stool; Neutral Fat,  ,stool; Qualitative Fat 

Specimen Type

Stool 

Container

Plastic screw-cap vial/container

Collection Instructions

Do not overfill container; Do not contaminate outside of container

Volume

Volume: Approximately 3 grams 
Minimum volume: 0.5 grams 

Additional Information

Detects the presence of fecal fatty acids and neutral fat.

Patient Preparation

Patient should be on a diet containing at least 60 g of fat. Patient should not use suppositories or mineral oil before specimen is collected. Oily material(creams, lubricants, etc.)should be avoided prior to specimen collection. 

Specimen Processing Instructions

Once in the lab,specimen cannot be sent to Lab Corp in gray stool cup, must be transferred.

Transport Requirements

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

 Refrigerated :14 days 

Rejection Criteria

Specimen contaminated with urine and/or water; specimen on outside of container; specimen containing interfering substances(eg, castor oil, bismuth, barium 
or Metamucil) 

Reference Range

Reference range accompanies report

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Total fats and neutral fats 

Methodology

Microscopic examination following staining with Oil Red O 

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

001677 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride

Reviewed Date

02/19/2018

Supplemental

* Denotes  Reference Lab Test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 19, 2018

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