Neutral Fat


This test is part of a Fecal Fat.

Please freeze specimen if a delay in testing of greater than 24 hours is expected.

Test Code

Preferred Specimen

Fresh Random Stool

Other Acceptable Specimens

Transport Container

Sterile Specimen Container

Transport Temperature
Room Temperature or 2-8 degrees Celsius

Specimen Stability
24 hours


Setup Schedule

Daily on Receipt

Report Available
Upon Completion of Analysis

Reference Range

Very few, if any, stained droplets per high power field of neutral fats

Clinical Significance

Steatorrhea is the pathological increase of fecal fat.  Steatorrhea is a major sign of general malabsorption.

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.