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Lactoferrin

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Also known as: Fecal Lactoferrin; Stool Lactoferrin; Fecal WBC Non-microscopic
Formal name: Lactoferrin

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To detect inflammation in the intestines; to help identify active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); to distinguish between IBD and non-inflammatory bowel conditions; to monitor IBD activity

When to Get Tested?

When you have bloody or watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, with or without fever, lasting more than a few days

Sample Required?

A stool sample collected in a clean container

Test Preparation Needed?

None