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1 g Stool collected in a plastic screw-cap container
Collect undiluted feces in clean, dry, sterile leak proof container.Do not add fixative or preservative. From collection time to the time stool is frozen must not exceed 48 hours. Patients may collect stool and hold at room temperature until it can be properly frozen. The time held at room temperature must not exceed 48 hours from time of collection. Specimens can be delivered to PSC or physicians office for freezing and delivery to the laboratory.
Room temperature: See Instructions
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 21 days
Thawed Stool • Specimen collected in formalin • MF • SAF • or
PVA • Cary-Blair media
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130
Set up: 2 days a week a.m.; Report available: 1 day
False-positive results are observed in breast-fed infants.
The Lactoferrin IBD-CHEK® is a qualitative (QL) Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) for measuring concentrations of fecal lactoferrin, a marker for leukocytes. A positive level is an indicator of intestinal inflammation. The test can be used as an in vitro diagnostic aid to distinguish patients with active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from those with non inflammatory irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
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