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Test Code LACTOQN Lactoferrin, Quantitative, Stool

Performing Laboratory

LabCorp Burlington, NC

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Clean screw capped plastic vial

Specimen: 1 g stool ( 0.5 g min) unpreserved random

Transport Temperature: Refrigerate

Reference Values

• Baseline (normal): 0.00-7.24

• Elevated: >7.24

An elevated result is indicative of the presence of fecal lactoferrin, a marker of intestinal inflammation. A normal result does not exclude the presence of intestinal inflammation.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83631

Computer Interface Code

PDM #  1559433

Methodology

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Useful For

 

An in vitro diagnostic aid to distinguish patients with active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from those with inactive IBD, as well as from noninflammatory irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).