Test Details

Mnemonic

RAGD

Ordering Code

3716440

CPT-4 Code(s)

87425

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

For patients requiring the use of diapers, first line the diaper with clean plastic to prevent absorption. Then transfer 5.0 g or 5.0 mL of stool specimen from the plastic lined diaper to the sterile container. Do not submit the diaper itself. Cap securely.

Collect

Stool

Specimen Preparation

Send 5.0 g or 5.0 mL fresh stool in a clean, dry, screw capped container without preservative or media.

Alternate Specimen

Rectal swab with fecal material in culturette (no gel).

Minimum Volume

1.0 g or 1.0 mL, pea-sized portion of stool

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Leaky specimens and specimens submitted in non screw capped containers are not acceptable and will be rejected. Culturettes with gel are not acceptable. Transport systems containing media, serum, preservatives or detergent. Diaper.

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology

Immunoassay
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Reference Range

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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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