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3967: Fecal Fat, Qualitative Print View
Fecal Fat, Qualitative   Normal   

PRIMARY
1 Stool 5 (1) g   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Results may indicate malabsorption or maldigestion. False positive results can occur due to mineral oil or castor oil present in the specimen. Large number of neutral fat globules may indicate steatorrhea.

Patient Preparation: Patient should be on a normal diet which
includes fat intake. Patient should not use castor oil, mineral oil,
suppositories or barium prior to collection of specimen. Fat
substitutes such as Olestra may cause interference and should be
avoided.

Collect approximately 5 grams of semi-solid stool or approximately 5
mL of liquid stool and transfer to a properly labeled leak-proof
container. Transport sample frozen.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
82705

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Preferred Specimen: 5 grams (1 gram minimum) or 5 mL (1 mL minimum) of freshly-passed, then frozen stool in a clean, leak-proof, screw-cap plastic container Transport Temperature: Frozen Methodology: Microscopic Examination of Sudan III Stained Smear Reject Criteria: Thawed specimens; specimens in transport media or on swabs; samples submitted in paint cans.






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