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Fecal Fat Stool Test

Quantitative Fecal Fat, Fecal Lipids, Stool Fat


Test Code: 001354
Specimen Type: Stool

Description:

Fecal Fat Stool Test

The Fecal Fat Stool Test is used to measure the amount of fat (lipids) in a person's stool sample.  This test can help determine if a person's body is not properly absorbing dietary fat.  Excess fat in the stool can be indicative of a digestive disorder or malabsorption.  Malabsorption can be caused by a number of conditions such as infections in the intestines, pancreatic cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, blockage of the bile duct and gallbladder cancer.

This test is usually ordered when a person has symptoms such as chronic diarrhea or loose, fatty stools.  A Fecal Fat Test may be ordered with other stool tests such as an Ova and Parasite or Occult Blood Test.  Follow up blood tests such as a CBC, CMP, or Celiac Disease Test may be necessary to help a person's doctor make a diagnosis.

Turnaround time for this test is typically 3-8 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

This test requires a 72-hour specimen.  A standard diet containing 50 to 150 g of fat per day for at least three days before the test is started and during the 72-hour collection is recommended.  Avoid using mineral oil as a laxative.

Go to the draw site to obtain a specimen container and collection instructions.  Keep the specimen refrigerated during the collection period.

If this test is being ordered along with any other blood and/or urine medical testing, it is recommended you have the specimen(s) for your other tests collected at the same time you bring the stool specimen to the draw site.

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Fecal Fat Stool Test

Qualitative Fecal Fat Lipids, Stool Fat


Test Code: 455
Specimen Type: Stool

Description:

Fecal Fat Stool Test

The Fecal Fat Stool Test is used to assess the amount of fat (lipids) in a person's stool sample.  This test can help determine if a person's body is not properly absorbing dietary fat.  Excess fat in the stool can be indicative of a digestive disorder or malabsorption.  Malabsorption can be caused by a number of conditions such as infections in the intestines, pancreatic cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, blockage of the bile duct and gallbladder cancer.

This test is usually ordered when a person has symptoms such as chronic diarrhea or loose, fatty stools.  A Fecal Fat Test may be ordered with other stool tests such as an Ova and Parasite or Occult Blood Test.  Follow up blood tests such as a CBC, CMP, or Celiac Disease Test may be necessary to help a person's doctor make a diagnosis.

Turnaround time for this test is typically 3-8 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

This test can be performed on a random, 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour specimen.  Please state which type of collection you would like at the time you place your order.

A diet including 100 grams of fat per day for 3 days prior to collection and during the collection period is recommended.

Go to the draw site to obtain a specimen container and collection instructions.  Keep the specimen refrigerated during the collection period.

If this test is being ordered along with any other blood and/or urine medical testing, it is recommended you have the specimen(s) for your other tests collected at the same time you bring the stool specimen to the draw site.

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