Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
A positive result is indicative of the presence of lactoferrin, a marker for fecal leukocytes. Do not use to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); may be used for monitoring IBD activity.
A negative result does not exclude the presence of intestinal inflammation.
3 - 8 days
Collect random stool specimen. Refrigerate (preferred) or freeze.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by ARUP Laboratories.