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S51333: Fecal Lipids, Total [455] Print View
Total Specimen Weight     grams 
Collection Duration     hours 
Fecal Lipids, Total   < 7.0  g/24 hrs 

PRIMARY
1 Stool 24-72 hour 20 (3) g   Refrigerated - 6 Day(s)/Frozen - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Stool Homogenized   Refrigerated - 6 Day(s)/Frozen - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)  

Excessive Fat in stool, steatorrhea, is useful in diagnosing patients with malabsorption, e.g., pancreatic failure. In addition, results may be useful in monitoring patients receiving exogenous enzyme therapy and chronic diarrhea.

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

Rejection Criteria: Paint cans
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Thursday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
82710

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
METHODOLOGY: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) 20gm 72hr stool. Sending entire collection sample - Use a 1 gallon, plastic leak-proof container with screw cap. Sending an aliquot sample - Use a yellow cap, 120mL specimen container. Submit a well mixed timed stool collection. Record total collection time (24, 48, or 72 hours) and weight on test requisition. If entire collection is sent to the lab, the lab will weigh the sample. If an aliquot is sent, please enter the total collected weight of stool on test requisition. 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. STOOL COLLECTION DURATION: PREFERRED (NORMAL RANGES APPLY) FROZEN STOOL, 72 HOUR COLLECTION ACCEPTABLE (NORMAL RANGES APPLY) HOMOGENIZED STOOL






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