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Test Code FFAT Fat, Fecal, Qualitative



Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:  Plastic stool container
Volume:  10 g (minimum volume:  1 g) from a random stool collection 

Transport Temperature:  Frozen

Reference Values


Tiny fat globules, <1 micron in diameter, and
too difficult to count, were observed microscopically
under high power.

Fat globules, 1-8 microns in diameter, and <100 globules per high power field, were observed microscopically.
Grossly Abnormal:

Large fat globules, 9-75 microns in diameter, and so numerous that there was very little fecal background observed microscopically under high power.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding