Muscle Fiber, Stool
- Muscle Fiber, Stool
- Stool Meat Fibers
- Stool Muscle Fiber
Evaluate malabsorption syndromes, pancreatic exocrine dysfunction, or gastrocolic fistula.
Plastic screw-cap vial
Patient is required to eat adequate amounts of red meat for 24 to 72 hours before testing. Specimens obtained with a warm saline enema or Fleet® Phospho-Soda® are acceptable. Specimens obtained with mineral oil, bismuth, or magnesium compounds are unsatisfactory. Barium procedures or laxatives should be avoided for one week prior to collection of the specimen.
Do not contaminate outside of container; do not overfill container.
Refrigerate at 2°C to 8°C. Do not freeze.
Purgatives other than saline or Fleet®; specimen contaminated with urine; specimen obtained with mineral oil, bismuth, or magnesium compounds; specimen on outside of container