Lactoferrin, Fecal, Quantitative

General Information

UPHSM LIS Test #: 026621
Testing Time: 4-8 Days
Testing Lab: LabCorp

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 1 gram
Temperature: Refrigerated
Tube Type: Stool, unpreserved
Collection Info:
Minimum Volume: 0.5 g
Container: Clean, screw-capped, plastic vial with no preservatives
Collection: Do not contaminate outside of container; do not overfill container. Loose/watery stools are acceptable. Ensure that no toilet tissue/sanitary materials are present in the submitted specimen. Ship refrigerated at 2°C to 8°C.

Specimen Acceptability

Cause for Rejection:
Nonfecal sample received (eg, serum, plasma, urine); stool contaminated with urine; preserved stool received (eg, 10% formalin, sodium acetate formalin, or polyvinyl alcohol)


Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Clinical Utilities

An in vitro diagnostic aid to distinguish patients with active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from those with inactive IBD, as well as from noninflammatory irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

CPT Codes


* The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding
is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.