67460:FECAL LACTOFERRIN

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67460:FECAL LACTOFERRIN
Methodology: Immunochromatic Membrane Assay
Edit Date: 7/1/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 83630
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Random stool in a clean, dry plastic container without preservative, and not in transport medium.
Stability: 14 days ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or frozen at ≤ -20° C for longer storage.
Standard Volume: 5 gm solid stool or 5 mL liquid stool.
Minimum Volume: 2 gm solid stool or 2 mL liquid stool.
Transport: Ambient or refrigerated.
Comments: The Fecal Lactoferrin test detects elevated levels of lactoferrin released from fecal leukocytes as a marker of intestinal inflammation. This test is not valid for infants who are breast feeding or mixed feeding as breast milk contains high levels of lactoferrin and will give a false positive result.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen in transport medium (C&S medium) or preserved in 10% formalin, MF, SAF, PVA, or other fixative; delayed transport.