Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

FECAL LIPIDS, TOTAL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2268         Geisinger Epic ID: 29346

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Stool, 72-hour (preferred), or 24- or 48-hour collection.
Preferred collection container:
1 gallon plastic container (Quest)
Specimen required:
20 grams 72-hour stool (preferred); minimum 3 grams. 24- or 48-hour collection also acceptable. Specify if 24- or 48- or 72-hour collection.
Special notes:
Collection duration must be noted on specimen and request slip (if applicable). Keep refrigerated during collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
If sending an aliquot sample: Use a yellow-capped, 120 mL plastic, leakproof, specimen container. Submit a well-mixed, timed stool collection. Record total collection time (24, 48, or 72 hours) and weight of stool on test requisition (if applicable) and specimen container.
If sending entire sample collection, lab will weigh the sample. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 4 days. Refrigerated: 6 days. Frozen: 2 weeks.
Rejection criteria:
Do not submit specimen in metal paint cans, as processing poses a safety hazard. Specimens received in paint cans will be rejected.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Fecal Lipids, Total Less than 7 g/24 hr
Preferred (Normal ranges apply.): Frozen stool, 72 hour collection
Acceptable (Reference ranges do not apply.): 24-hr stool or 48-hr stool or random stool.
CPT code(s):
87210
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Fecal lipiss, total.
Methodology:
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Synonyms:
FLT, FECAL FATTY ACIDS
Quest test code 455

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Thursday morning    
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