Item Value
Test name Fecal Fat, Quantitative
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Test performed Monday-Friday. Turnaround time: 7 days.
Performed by Quest
Patient Preparation Patient should be on a diet including 100 grams of fat per day for 3 days prior to collection and during collection period. In children, the amount of fat in the diet should be constant for 1 day before the test and during the test. The patient should not have had mineral oil as a laxative prior to specimen
Normal range
Breast fed infant < 1
Child 0-6 years < 2
≥ 18 year old-normal diet < 7
≥ 18 year old-low-fat diet < 4
Container type Non-B&T patients: White plastic 1 gallon container

B&T patients: LabCorp approved paint can with clip locks.

Note: the Red top conatiner with white body (MAYO) is ONLY used for the Alpha-1-Antitrypsin test.
Amount to Collect See preferred volume
Collection Instructions Keep specimen refrigerated during collection. Place collection container on ice if refrigeration is not possible. Collect stool directly into collection containers. Do not fill any container more than 2/3 full. If another container is necessary (i.e. liquid stool), request second identical type of container from the clinical laboratory.
Sample type Timed stool collection (24, 48 or 72 hour)

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667