May be used to screen for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) versus irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
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.
Specimens in any transport media than indicated above.
Unpreserved: Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks
Preserved: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks
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.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0061164||Lactoferrin, Fecal by ELISA||40703-1|
- Fecal Lactoferrin
- Fecal Leukocytes
- Fecal WBC Non-microscopic
- Stool Lactoferrin