Test Details

Mnemonic

GAESL

Ordering Code

3400667

CPT-4 Code(s)

87329

Specimen Information

Collect

Stool in Total-Fix® vial

Specimen Preparation

Send 10.0 g or 10 mL stool in a Total-Fix® vial. Stool should be placed in preservative within 30 minutes of collection. Fill to line on transport vial and mix contents thoroughly.

Alternate Specimen

10% formalin transport vial
Stool in Cary Blair media
Unpreserved stool

Minimum Volume

5.0 g or 5.0 mL

Transport Temperature

Total-Fix: Room temperature
Cary-Blair: Refrigerated
Unpreserved: Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Concentrated fecal specimens. Stool in transport media. Swab

Stability

Total-Fix
Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

10% formalin
Room temperature: 18 months
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Cary-Blair
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 7 days

Unpreserved:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 14 days

Methodology

Immunoassay
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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