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Test Code 0203547 Fat, Qualitative, Stool

Methodology

Microscopic/Sudan Stain/Heat

Performing Laboratory

CentraCare Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Stool, random

Container/Tube: Fat- and wax-free container supplied

Specimen Volume: 1 g

Additional Information: 

1. Patient must not have taken any oily laxatives for the past 7 days.
2. Do not apply oily material (cream, body lotion, etc.) to the perineum.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Reference Values

NEUTRAL FAT
<60 droplets/HPF
<4 µm in diameter
TOTAL FAT
<100 droplets/HPF
<4 µm in diameter

Reported as normal or increased

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

89125