Ordering Recommendation

May be used to screen for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) versus irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

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.
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: 2 weeks; 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.

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83630

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0061164 Lactoferrin, Fecal by ELISA 40703-1
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Aliases
  • Fecal Lactoferrin
  • Fecal Leukocytes
  • Fecal WBC Non-microscopic
  • Stool Lactoferrin
Lactoferrin, Fecal by ELISA