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Test Catalog

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

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.

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

Feces collected in any preservative or fixative Reject

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 TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
FecalFrozen (preferred)14 days
 Ambient 14 days
 Refrigerated 14 days