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Lab Test Dictionary

Alpha-1-Antitrypsin, Feces, Random (14628X)



Specimen Type

Stool, Random

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics Chantilly

Epic ID


Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

2-4 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-10 g Random Stool

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

Collect fresh stool in a plastic, leak-proof container. Adult and older children patients can collect the specimen by passing feces into plastic wrap stretched loosely over the toilet bowl. Then transfer 2-10 g of the stool specimen into the plastic container. With young children and infants wearing diapers, the diaper should be lined with clean plastic wrap to prevent absorption. A pediatric urine bag can be attached to the child to ensure that the stool specimen is not contaminated with urine. Then transfer 2-10 g of the stool specimen from the plastic-lined diaper to the plastic container. Do not submit the diaper itself.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Indefinite; Frozen: Indefinite

Test Volume Required

10 g Random Stool

Minimum Test Volume

2 g Random Stool

CPT Codes