Fat, Fecal Quantitative 24-Hour Collection (Includes Homogenization)
2002354
Ordering Recommendation
Submit With Order
Mnemonic
FECQFAT24
Methodology
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
2-3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
The patient should be on a diet consisting of 50 to 150 g of fat per day for 3 days prior to the study. Non-absorbable fat substitutes, such as olestra, should be avoided prior to collection.  
Collect
24-hour stool. Refrigerate during collection. Provide patient a Timed Stool Collection Kit (ARUP supply #44192) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.  
Specimen Preparation
Refer to instructions in Stool Collection-Timed Specimens (24, 48, 72 Hours) under Specimen Handling at http://www.aruplab.com. Submit entire 24-hour stool collection in an ARUP approved transport container(s) provided in kit using additional containers as needed for the full collection (available separately, ARUP supply #28077). (Min: 4 g)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Random collections. Specimens containing barium or charcoal. Specimens in media or preservatives. Containers larger than 500 mL (500 g), such as paint cans, will be rejected and discarded.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: 2 weeks  
Reference Interval
0-5 years: 0.0-2.0 g/24h
6 years and older: 0.0-6.0 g/24h
Interpretive Data


See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
CPT Code(s)
82710
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020377Fat, Fecal Total Weight
0060724Fat, Fecal Quantitative 24-Hour
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Cross References
  • Fecal fat 24 Hour