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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 5056

Test Synonym

  • Stool Examination, Qual; LIPIDS STOOL, SUDAN BLACK, SUDAN III; Fatty Acid, Stool; Fecal Fat Stain; Neutral Fat, Stool; Qualitative Fat


  • 3 g

Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 g

Specimen Requirements

  • Stool Specimen


  • Container- Screw Top, Sterile Container, Transfer Tube


  • Refrigerated

CPT Codes

  • 82705
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • Approximately 3 g STOOL SPECIMEN in a screw cap tube/container

Additional Information

  • Do NOT contaminate outside of container; do not overfill container. Fresh random stool in a screw cap tube container

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: 14 days REFRIGERATED: 14 days FROZEN: 14 days