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Test Name: Fecal Weight

Test Code(s): WTFE / HCWTFE

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Stool

Patient Preparation: Obtain pre-weighed, pre-labeled can from UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220), 263-7060.

Collection Instructions: Collect timed stool.  Refrigerate during collection period.  Specimen container label MUST state date and time collection started and date and time collection finished.

Collection Container: Preferred: Pre-weighed, pre-labeled stool collection container

Collection Volume: Preferred: Entire collection

Sample Analyzed: Stool

Specimen Transport: Transport entire specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) at close of collection.  Transport with coolant pack if coming from outreach location.


Interpretation

Volume
Weight

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