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  • Lactoferrin, Fecal

Lactoferrin, Fecal

Test ID   LAB6052
EPIC Order
  FECAL Lactoferrin
CPT Code   83630
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Clinical Microbiology; 984-974-1805
Tube Station   82
Specimen Routine: Fresh Random Stool; See Important Comments.
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/7 days
Turnaround Time   2 hours



This test should not be used on breast fed infants.  If testing is needed on a breast fed child, please order the Lactoferrin test and include "Breast fed child" in the comment section.  The lab will cancel the Lactoferrin and order an appropriate alternate test (Gram stain is lab orderable only).

This test may not be appropriate for patients with neutropenia.  Specimen may be kept at room temperature or refrigerated.  Specimen must be <72 hrs old.   Cary-Blair Medium (Orange Para-Pak) is not acceptable.

Reviewed by jcayless on December 02, 2019

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