Test Catalog

Test ID: A1AF    
Alpha-1-Antitrypsin, Random, Feces

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

 

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Fecal

Advisory Information

The preferred test for diagnosing protein-losing enteropathies is CA1A / Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Clearance, Feces and Serum.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Supplies: Stool container, Small (Random), 4 oz (T288); Stool Collection Kit, Random (T635)

Container/Tube: Stool container (T288)

Specimen Volume: 5 g

Collection Instructions: Collect a random fecal specimen.

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Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Homogenized Stool: 1 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Feces collected in any preservative or fixative

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
FecalFrozen (preferred)14 days
 Ambient 14 days
 Refrigerated 14 days