Fecal Fat, Quantitative

24 Hours Stool ContainerSpecimen ContainerSpecimen Container
Test ID   LAB392
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s)   82710
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Core Referral Testing
Tube Station  

Timed Specimen CANNOT be tubed

Random Specimen - Tube #30

Specimen Routine: 24-72 hour OR Random collection stool, minimum 5g; see important Comments
Availability Routine: Reference Laboratory - Mayo Clinic Laboratories
Turnaround Time   3-5 days
Reference Range Normal: See separate report
  • For 3 days prior to and during the collection period: Patient should be on a fat-controlled diet (100-150 g fat per day), no laxatives (particularly mineral oil and castor oil) and no synthetic fat substitutes or fat-blocking nutritional supplements.
  • Use of diaper rash ointments will falsely elevate test results.
  • Barium interferes with test procedure; a waiting period of 48 hours before stool collection analysis is recommended.
  • Obtain timed collection container from Referral Testing (984-974-1414)
  • Label timed specimen with beginning and ending collection date and time. 48 or 72 hour collection is preferred.
  • Keep timed sample refrigerated during collection.

Reviewed by jcayless on December 07, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514