Lactoferrin, Fecal, Quantitative

Additional Information:

UFHPL Epic Order Code: LAB1040

CPT Code(s):


Specimen Requirements:

Specimen: Stool (unpreserved, random)

Volume: 1g

Container: Clean, screw-capped, plastic vial with no preservatives

Collection: Do not contaminate outside of container; do not overfill container. Loose/watery stools are acceptable. Ensure that no toilet tissue/sanitary materials are present in the submitted specimen. Ship refrigerated at 2°C to 8°C.

Storage Instructions: Refrigerate at 2°C to 8°C; stable for 14 days. Stable at room temperature or frozen for 14 days.


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).


Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)


4 – 8 days