Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Faecal fat (quantitative) Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is a test that measures the weight and fat content in stool samples .


stool fat"," quantitative fecal fat

Patient Preparation

Adult patients should be on a 50-150g of fat containing diet for atleast three days to the test.the patient should avoid mineral oil laxatives prior to testing.

Sample Type

stool(72 hours)

Sample volume

entire collection"," 5-25ml of homogenized aliquot

Sample collection Container

clean stool collection kit containing a gallon can"," absorbent sheet and a leak proof plastic bag.

Sample collection instructions

stool should be collected directly into the can and labelled after sealing tightly.

Sample storage

the sample should be refrigarated during collection and stored at 2-8oC

Reference range

0-18years:0.0-3.1g/24hrs"," >18years ;0.0-7.1g/24hrs

Results Turnaround

4-7days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

it is associated with the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis"," sprue"," neoplasia"," chronic pancreatitis"," and celiac disease.