Microscopic exam by Sudan Red III Stain
Aid in the diagnosis of steatorrhea
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
This test is a screen. One negative result does not rule out the presence of fat in the stool. Test is subjective and qualitative. Results may vary depending on area of stool sampled.
8 - 24 hours
- 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
- STOOL QUALITATIVE FAT TEST
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.
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 48 hours
Test includes microscopic examination of stool. For quantitative stool fat results on specimens collected for 24, 48, 72 hrs, for clients: contact the MLabs Client Services Center and for UM patients: contact Special Testing (See Fat, Feces, Quantitative).