Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Stool for Fat

Test Name: Stool for Fat
Alternate Name(s): Random Stool Fat
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Random stool
Collection Information: Collect approximately 1 gram of faeces in a sterile container.

Make sure the lid is tightly sealed.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out as required Monday - Thursday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
7 days
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: GDML changed the “stool for fat” report format effective May 21, 2013. The method changed from semi-qualitative to qualitative with a revised “NORMAL” reference range.
A comment noting the change was added to the reports.
Effective Date: 2007-09-18
Revised Date: 2013-05-29
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Dye test for fat
Critical Information Required: Sex of patient must be indicated.
Storage & Shipment: Store and ship refrigerated.
System Codes: 
Cerner
STLFAT
 
Referred To: Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories
245 Pall Mall Street
London, Ontario
N6A 1P4

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