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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
Sterile Container
Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions
Sterile Container - Stool in liquid transport media, formalin, or swab will be rejected.
Additional Processing Details
Test verified for Stool specimens only
Stability
Ambient: 2 hours, Refrigerate: 48 hours
Unacceptable Specimen Conditions
Nonfecal sample received (eg, serum, plasma, urine); stool contaminated with urine; preserved stool received (eg, 10% formalin, sodium acetate formalin, or polyvinyl alcohol)
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
Not Detected
Reflex Conditions
None
Performing Lab
Incyte Diagnostics
LOINC Code(s)
40703-1