Fecal Fat, Qualitative, Random Stool

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Fecal Fat, Qualitative, Random Stool-13687

Fecal Fat, Qualitative, Random Stool
Fatty acid, stool
Fecal fat stain
Fecal lipids
Neutral fat - stool
Qualitative fat
Stool fat

Detect the presence of fecal fatty acids and neutral fat.

Stool, random
3 g
0.5 g
(Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)

Sterile cup w/ yellow cap - 90mL (LabCorp)


Sterile vial/container


Sterile vial/container


Ambient (preferred) - 14 days

Refrigerated - 14 days

Frozen - 14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles - stable x3

  • Specimen contaminated with urine and/or water
  • Specimen on outside of container
  • Specimen containing interfering substances (eg; castor oil, bismuth, Metamucil®, barium)
LabCorp Burlington (001677): R-NX
2 - 6 days

Microscopic examination following staining with Oil Red O


Fats, neutral: Normal (<60 droplets/HPF)

Fats, total: Normal (<100 droplets/HPF)


Increases in neutral fat are commonly associated with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. Increase in stool total fats (neutral fats, soaps, and fatty acids) is likely to be associated with small bowel disease.

Result 12598-9