Fecal Fat, Total, Quantitative QFFTOT

Method(s) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
Specimen Required
Collect

72 hour stool. Also acceptable: 24 hour or 48 hour stool.

Transport

Submit entire 72 hour stool frozen (Min: 3 gram).

* Collection Instructions *

  • Send entire collection sample.
  • Use a 1 gallon plastic, leak-proof, screw-cap container.
  • Record total collection time (24, 48, or 72 hours).
  • Record weight on test requisition.
  • If entire collection is sent to the lab, the lab will verify weight of sample.
  • Keep refrigerated during collection.
  • Do not submit specimen in metal paint cans, as processing poses a safety hazard. Specimens received in paint cans will be rejected.
Remarks

Patient Preparation

Patient should be on a diet including 100 grams of fat per day for 3 days prior to collection and during collection period.

Stability

Ambient: 7 days

Refrigerated: 7 days

Frozen: 28 days

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens received in paint cans

Schedule Split Fats, Unesterfied Fatty Acids, Lipids, Stool
CPTCode 82710
Notes Performing Laboratory-Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute-San Juan Capistrano, CA
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Less than 7.0 g/24 h

No Appointment Necessary
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