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- Fatty Acid, Stool
- Neutral Fat, Stool
- Qualitative Fat
Neutral and total fats
Detect the presence of fecal fatty acids and neutral fat. Increases in neutral fat are commonly associated with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. Increase in stool total fats (neutral fats, soaps, and fatty acids) is likely to be associated with small bowel disease.
Microscopic examination following staining with Oil Red O
• Total fats (neutral fats, soaps, and fatty acids): Normal (<100 droplets/hpf)
• Neutral fats: Normal (<60 droplets/hpf)
Stool (fresh random)
Approximately 3 g
Plastic screw-cap vial
Patient should be on a diet containing at least 60 g of fat. The patient should not use suppositories or mineral oil before the specimen is collected. Oily material (eg, creams, lubricants, etc) should be avoided prior to collection of the specimen.
Do not contaminate outside of container; do not overfill container.
Refrigerate at 2°C to 8°C.
Causes for Rejection
Specimen contaminated with urine and/or water; specimen on outside of container; specimen containing interfering substances (eg, castor oil, bismuth, Metamucil®, barium)
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|001677||Fecal Fat, Qualitative||016691||Fats, Neutral||12598-9|
|001677||Fecal Fat, Qualitative||016709||Fats, Total||2270-7|