FLACF - Specimen: Lactoferrin, Fecal by ELISA

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FLACF    
Lactoferrin, Fecal by ELISA

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Preferred Specimen Type: Unpreserved stool

Supplies: Sterile stool container

Container/Tube: Sterile stool container

Specimen Volume: 5 g

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated

Collection Instructions: 5 grams fresh, unpreserved stool or stool preserved in Cary-Blair transport media (Agar Swab is not acceptable), shipped refrigerate in a plastic leak-proof container.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

1 gm

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected




Cold OK; Warm reject






Preservative other than Cary-Blair

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
FecalRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 14 days