Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

8 - 24 hours

MiChart Code
Fecal Fat, Qualitative
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Fecal Fat, Qualitative
Fecal Fat, Steatorrhea
Lipids, Stool, Qualitative
Qualitative Stool Fat Examination
Spot Fecal Fat
Steatorrhea, Fecal Fat Screen
Stool, Fat, Qualititative
Stool, Qualitative Fat Exam
Sudan Red Stain for Fecal Fat

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All specimens should be accompanied by a requisition.

Submitting Specimens

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Order Kits and Supplies

MLabs provides all the supplies necessary for the collection of specimens.

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Microscopic exam by Sudan Red III Stain

Test Usage

Aid in the diagnosis of steatorrhea

Reference Range


* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect fresh stool in either a clean plastic container or an orange top Cary-Blair stool transport container; store and transport refrigerated within 48 hours of collection. Mineral or castor oil should not be used prior to collection. Only submit 1 specimen per day. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified before disposal of the original specimen.

100ml Plastic Specimen Container
Normal Volume
0.5 - 1 mL stool
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL stool

Billing Information

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.