5 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab. No reports Saturday or Sunday.
Specimen Collection Details
48- or 72-hour stool collection in pre-weighed container is preferred specimen. Also acceptable: 24-hour or random collection. Patient should consume 100-150 grams of fat per day. No laxatives, including mineral oil and castor oil, for 72 hours prior to collection. Entire collection MUST be submitted. Keep specimen refrigerated (cold) during collection.
Note duration of collection.
Entire stool collection must weigh 5 grams or more.
Frozen on dry ice.
Barium or synthetic fat substitutes interfere with this test procedure. This test is useful for evaluating person with intestinal malabsorption, or investigation of suspected laxative abuse.
Specimen containing foreign material; less than entire collection submitted (cannot be shared with other tests).