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Test Code FECLAC Fecal Lactoferrin Qualitative, LAB731


Detection of Lactoferrin by Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbant assay (ELISA)

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must be refrigerated and arrive within 72 hours of collection.  Specimen may be stored at 2-8 degrees for up to 2 weeks.  Preserved specimens are not acceptable for testing.


1. Submit 1 mL of freshly passed stool in a screw-capped, sterile container. (Do not contaminate stool specimen with urine.)
2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
3. Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values


Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Report Available

STAT within 1 hour of receipt

Routine within 2 hours of receipt