Lactoferrin, Qualitative, Stool

Last Modified: 4/12/2019 10:11:30 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1 gram Stool in sterile container
Collection Instructions: 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.
Once specimen has been frozen, do not thaw.
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 2 days Refrigerated
3 weeks Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Speicmen received in any type of transport media
Reference Range: Negative
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: LImitations: False-positive results are observed in breast-fed infants.
Methodology: Immunoassay
Clinical Significance: 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).
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 4 to 7 days
Days Performed: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: LACTO
EPIC Test Code: LAB2724
Send Out Test Code: 10156
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 83630

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