FAT, FECAL QUANTITATIVE (24,48,72 HR COLLECTION)
|The patient should be on a diet consisting of 50-150 g of fat per day for three days prior to the study.|
|24/48/72-HOUR STOOL: Refer to Stool Collection Instruction with transport container for patient instructions.|
|Submit entire 24/48/72-hour stool collection in an IATA-approved transport container, frozen.|
|Do not overfill container. If collection exceeds the 500 mL (500 g), use separate containers|
Confirms the presence of steatorrhea; assist with the diagnostic study of malabsorbtion and/or maldigestion; monitor results of therapy in patients with chronic diarrhea and in patients receiving exogenous enzyme therapy.