Test Details

Mnemonic

FOSMQ

Ordering Code

3424520

CPT-4 Code(s)

84999

Specimen Information

Collect

Liquid stool

Specimen Preparation

Send 1.0 mL watery, liquid stool frozen in an IATA-approved screw-capped plastic container.

Alternate Specimen

24 - 48 hour liquid stool collection

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Specimens in paint cans; formed stools; specimens received room temperature; specimens received refrigerated

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Not established

Methodology

Freezing Point Depression
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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