Specimen Requirements

Title

FAT, FECAL QUANTITATIVE (24,48,72 HR COLLECTION)

Specimen Requirement

The patient should be on a diet consisting of 50-150 g of fat per day for three days prior to the study.
24/48/72-HOUR STOOL: Refer to Stool Collection Instruction with transport container for patient instructions.
Submit entire 24/48/72-hour stool collection in an IATA-approved transport container, frozen.
Do not overfill container. If collection exceeds the 500 mL (500 g), use separate containers

Methodology

Stability

Reference Range

Turnaround

Clinical Use

Confirms the presence of steatorrhea; assist with the diagnostic study of malabsorbtion and/or maldigestion; monitor results of therapy in patients with chronic diarrhea and in patients receiving exogenous enzyme therapy.

Test Code

FFQ