Qualitative Fecal Fat [70376]

Test Code
FFQL

Alias/See Also
70376;
Fat Stain,
Fecal;
Lipids Feces;
Sudan Stain,
Feces;

CPT Codes
82705

Preferred Specimen
Random stool specimen in stool container. Unpreserved.  (minimum 5 mL gram of stool)

Transport Container
Sterile Container

Transport Temperature
Room Temperature
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Specimen Stability
Room Temperature = 1 day
Refrigerated = 3 days
Frozen = n/a

Methodology
Microscopic

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Wednesday - Friday
BS

Report Available
3 days

Clinical Significance
Results may indicate malabsorption or maldigestion. False positive results can occur due to mineral oil or castor oil present in the specimen. Large numbers of neutral fat globules may indicate steatorrhea.


Performing Laboratory
CompuNet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
2308 Sandridge Drive
Moraine, OH 45439



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