|Mnemonic: ||[ST FAT QNT]|
|Name: ||Fecal Fat, Quantitative (Timed Sample Collection)|
|Specimen: || 20 mL (20 grams) of a homogenized aliquot from a 24, 48 or 72 hour stool collection. Refrigerate during collection.|
This test is for a TIMED stool sample collection. Do not order this test for a random stool collection.
Samples containing barium or charcoal are unacceptable.
Preserved samples are unacceptable.
|Minimum Spec: ||10 mL (10 Grams)|
|Transport Temp: ||FREEZE|
|Spec Stability: ||Ambient 1 hr; Refigerated 2 weeks; Frozen 2 weeks|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 2002350|
| Method: ||Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy|
|Note: ||Patient Preparation: The patient should be on a diet consisting of 50-150 grams of fat per day for three days prior to the start of sample collection.|
|Processing Info: ||See: Fecal Homogenization (04.45) in the Central Receiving Procedure Manual.|
Empty collection containers weigh 161 gms (5-15-08)
Containers larger than 500 mL (500 gms) will be rejected and discarded by the reference lab.
- 24, 48, or 72 hour specimen
-Total weight of sample collected
-Amount of deionized water used to make the homogenate
--If the collection time and weight information is NOT sent to ARUP; they will cancel this test and order a Qualitiative Fecal Fat. Make sure the SR TIME and SR WEIGHT information is verified in PathNet and written on the container sent to ARUP.