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Fecal Lactoferrin

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Test Description
Fecal Lactoferrin
Synonym(s)

Lactoferrin, WBC Stool, White Blood Cells, Stool Smear, Fecal Leukocytes, Stool Lactoferrin

Test ID
LACTO
General Information

Qualitative detection of elevated fecal lactoferrin released from leukocytes in the stool

Specimen Type

Stool

Specimen Requirements

Stool specimen

Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions

Collect fecal specimen into a clean, airtight container with no preservatives.

Additional Processing Details

Test verified for Stool specimens only

Stability

Ambient: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 2 weeks

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

Stool specimen in transport media (10% formalin, Merthiolate Formalin, Sodium Acetate Formalin, Polyvinyl Alcohol, or other fixatives) cannot be used. Stool contaminated with urine. Swab specimen. Non-fecal sample received (eg, serum, plasma, urine).

Methodology

Immunoassay

Estimated TAT

1-2 days

Testing Schedule

Monday-Saturday

CPT Code(s)

83630

Additional Information

An in vitro diagnostic aid to distinguish patients with active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from those with inactive IBD, as well as from noninflammatory irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Minimum Sample Volume

1 gram

Reference Range

Fecal Lactoferrin Not Detected

Reflex Conditions

None

Performing Lab

Incyte Diagnostics

LOINC Code(s)

40703-1