pH, FECAL

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Collect stool and send 5.0 g stool (1.0 g minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic container.

Rejection Criteria
Diapers, specimens in media or preservative, specimens containing barium

Methodology
Quantitative pH Indicator Strips/Quantitative pH meter

Stability
Room Temperature: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 36 hours; Frozen: 7 days

Reference Range
5.0-8.5

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeAPHF
CPT-4 Code (s)
83986
LOINC Codes
2755-7

Warde
Medical
Laboratory