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  Fat Stain Specimen Type:
  also known as Stain for Fecal Fat, Qualitative Fat, Sudan IV Stain, Neutral Fat, Stool, Fatty Acids, Stool

Other


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: Denture Container for Fecal Samples
  or: Sterile Specimen Container
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: Fecal material size of a heaping TBSP.
Absolute minimum amount: 1 TBSP
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: Deliver to Laboratory within 12 hours of collection.
Label instructions: All containers must be labeled with patient name and medical record number.
The following substances can adversely affect the results: Barium, Bismuth, Metamucil, Caster Oil, Mineral Oil, Dietetic Salad Dressing
Request test on form: Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )
Order/entry screen(s): Microbiology/Virology
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Maximum of 1 request/24 hours.
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 2-6 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-109
For Thornton deliver to: Microbiology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : Daily
Method: N/A
Special Instructions: Instruct patient to defecate into a dry bedpan without mineral oil, bismuth, or magnesium compounds. Neutral fats will appear as orange to red refractile globules. A normal stool will have not have any or few globules. Clinical significance: in celiac syndrome the amount of fat lost in the stool is greater than normal in comparison to the amount ingested.Increases in neutral fat are commonly associated with pancreatic maldigestion. Increases in fatty acids are likely to be associated with small bowel disease.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Qualitative
SOFT LAB abbreviation: FATST
Secondary code: 4720
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A