Days Set Up
Analytic Time

3 - 8 days

Soft Order Code

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Test Usage

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.

Reference Range


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

Specimen Requirements


Collect random stool specimen. Refrigerate (preferred) or freeze.

Normal Volume
5 grams
Minimum Volume
1 gram

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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.