FAT, FECAL (QUALATATIVE)
1.0 mL refrigerated random stool. Patient should be on diet of at least 60 gm of fat. Patient should not use suppositories or mineral oil before the specimen is collected. Oily material, e.g. creams, lubricants, etc., should be avoided prior to collection of the specimen.
Ambient: 7 days; Refrigerate: 14 days; Frozen: 2 months
Qualitative assessment of fat malabsorption (steattorhea).