Lactoferrin, Fecal, Quant.

Test ID: 


CPT code:



Fecal Lactoferrin
Fecal Leukocytes

Clinical Use:

An in vitro diagnostic aid to distinguish patients with active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from those with inactive IBD, as well as from noninflammatory irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Test Information:

Fecal lactoferrin is sensitive and specific for detecting inflammation in chronic IBD. This noninvasive test may be useful in screening for inflammation in patients presenting with abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Specimen Type:

Stool (unpreserved, random)

Requested Volume: 

1 g

Minimum Volume: 

0.5 g

Container Type: 

Clean, screw-capped, plastic vial with no preservatives


Do not contaminate outside of container; do not overfill container. Loose/watery stools are acceptable. Ensure that no toilet tissue/sanitary materials are present in the submitted specimen. Ship refrigerated at 2°C to 8°C.

Storage Instructions:

Refrigerate at 2°C to 8°C; stable for 14 days. Stable at room temperature or frozen for 14 days.

Rejection Criteria

Nonfecal sample received (eg, serum, plasma, urine); stool contaminated with urine; preserved stool received (eg, 10% formalin, sodium acetate formalin, or polyvinyl alcohol)

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