Fecal Lactoferrin


Sunquest Code:FLAC  
Epic Code:LAB6393Epic Name:Fecal Lactoferrin
Synonyms:Lactoferrin, Fecal; Fecal Leukocyte Marker
Methodology:Immunochromatographic assay
CPT Code:83630
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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IDDL Stool Collection Container Guidelines



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Liquid or semi-solid stool
Optimal Volume:3 grams
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 gram (pea-size)
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (Para Pak Clean Vial)
Causes for Rejection:Specimens that have been preserved in 10% formalin, merthiolate formalin, sodium acetate formalin, polyvinyl alcohol or other fixatives cannot be used. Solid stool.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Lab-Microbiology  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, Grand Itasca GICH)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Negative
Use:The qualitative detection of elevated levels of fecal lactoferrin, a marker for fecal leukocytes and an indicator of intestinal inflammation.


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