Fecal examination (fat, muscle fibers, occult blood, starch)

Code:

fex

Lab:

C

Days test started:

M-Sa

TAT:

1 d

Available for:

Food Animal
Companion Animal

Specimen Type/Volume

2 g fresh feces.

Shipping Information

Ship in insulated container with freezer packs.

Collection Protocol

Leak proof container (whirl-pak, or screw-top preferred).

Additional Information

Foods such as red meat, along with drugs such as corticosteroids, NSAIDs, chemotherapeutic reagents, and antiseptic preparations may cause false-positive fecal occult blood results. Vitamin C may cause a false-negative result.