Item Value
Test name Fecal Fat Stain
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Same day or next weekday
In House Availability Monday-Friday, day shift only
Performed by Microbiology
Patient Preparation Administration of barium, bismuth, Metamucil, castor oil or mineral within 1 week prior to collection of the specimen is contraindicated.

Patient should not be taking any synthetic fat substitutes (eg. Olestra) or fat blocking nutritional substitutes.

Patient should be on a fat controlled diet with at least 100 g fat per day prior to testing.
Normal range
Neural fat Not increased
Total fat Not increased
Container type Sterile container
Amount to Collect 2 g or 2 mL liquid stool

Collection Instructions Do not submit stool in preservative. Deliver to laboratory within 24 hours of collection. Refrigerate if not delivered to laboratory within 2 hours of collection.
Sample type Stool

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