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Epic Code LAB3647 Lactoferrin, Fecal

Important Note

Fecal samples from breast fed infants should not be used with this assay. Breast milk contains levels of lactoferrin that may be detected in breastfeeding infant's stool convoluting the clinical relevance of test results for inflammatory bowel disorders.

Test Name Alias

Stool leukocyte | WBC | Fecal Leukocyte | Stool WBC | LAB265 | 7139

Interface Order Alias

55095

Icons & Photos

Empty Vial of the Stool Collection Kit

Collection Instructions

Specimen Type: Stool


Container/Tube: Sterile Empty Vial (white cap) of the stool specimen collection kit.

Volume: Fill to the line on the container
Minimum volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: 

  • Be sure the cap is secured.
  • Fresh unpreserved stool is required.
  • See resources for patient collection sheet

Specimen Transport Temperature (off-site collection): Refirgerated or Ambient

Rejection Criteria

Specimens will be rejected if

  • Received in transport media or in preservative/fixative
  • Leaky specimens

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 14 days

Refrigerate:14 days

Frozen: Not acceptable

Laboratory Retention:3 days

Test Frequency

Available daily, usual TAT 24 hours.

Reference Range

Negative

Performing Department

MICROBIOLOGY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI

Methodology

Qualitative immunochromatographic test

CPT

83630

CDM Code

4048418

Epic Test ID

1230101917

Beaker LOINC

INTERNAL QC OK: N/A
LACTOFERRIN: N/A

Mayo Access Code

SHO55095

Additional Information

This test replaces Fecal Leukocyte - Test Code 8895 as of 1/30/2017

Reviewed Date

7/31/2021

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: LACTOFERRIN
Beaker Display Name:
BEAKER TEST NAME: LACTOFERRIN
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Lactoferrin

Beaker Synonyms

No synonym on file

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW MICROBIOLOGY: STERILE CONTAINER A (Preferred)-Ambient