Lactoferrin, Fecal by ELISA
0061164
Ordering Recommendation
Do not use to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); may be used for monitoring IBD activity.
Mnemonic
FECLACTO
Methodology
Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Stool.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 5 g stool to an unpreserved stool transport vial (ARUP supply #40910). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 1 g) Also acceptable: Place 5 g stool in enteric transport media (Cary-Blair) (ARUP Supply #29799). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens in any transport media than indicated above.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Unpreserved: Ambient: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks
Preserved:
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks  
Reference Interval
Negative  
Interpretive Data
A positive result is indicative of the presence of lactoferrin, a marker for fecal leukocytes. A negative result does not exclude the presence of intestinal inflammation.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
83630
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0061164Lactoferrin, Fecal by ELISA40703-1
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Aliases
  • Fecal Lactoferrin
  • Fecal Leukocytes
  • Fecal WBC Non-microscopic
  • Stool Lactoferrin