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FAT, FECAL QUALITATIVE

Test Number:
  • 0020385
Test Alias:
  • Lipids
  • Stool
Preferred Specimen:
  • Random unpreserved stool specimen submitted in a plastic container.
Container Type:
  • Clean & leak-proof screw-cap plastic container
Alternative Specimen:
  • Random unpreserved stool specimen (frozen)
Volume:
  • 1 gram of freshly passed then frozen feces
Collection Instructions:
Transport Temperature:
  • Refrigerated or Frozen
Specimen Stability:
  • Room Temperature: 24 hours
  • Refrigerated: 72 hours
  • Frozen: Indefinite
Methodology:
  • Microscopic Examination of Sudan-Stained Smear
CPT Code:
  • 82705
Reject Criteria:
  • Thawed specimens • Specimens in transport media or on swabs
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 2 days

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