Fecal Fat, Quantitative, 72 Hour FFQU72

Method(s) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Specimen Required
Collect

72-hour stool. Refrigerate during collection. Provide patient 2-3 Timed Stool Collection Kits.

Transport

Submit entire 72 hour stool collection in the approved transport containers.

Remarks

The patient should be on a diet consisting of 50-150 g of fat per day for three days prior to the study. Non-absorbable fat substitutes, such as Olestra, should be avoided prior to collection.

Stability Ambient: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 96 hours; Frozen: 2 weeks
Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens containing barium or charcoal; specimens in media or preservative. Containers larger than 500 mL (500 g), such as paint cans, will be rejected and discarded. Random collections.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5011133
CPTCode 82710
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

0-5 years: 0.0-2.0 g/24h
6 years and older: 0.0-6.0 g/24h

No Appointment Necessary
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