Test Details

Mnemonic

APHF

Ordering Code

3621040

CPT-4 Code(s)

83986

Specimen Information

Collect

Random stool
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Specimen Preparation

Transfer 5 grams unpreserved stool to a screw capped plastic container and freeze immediately.
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Minimum Volume

1 gram
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Transport Temperature

Frozen
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Rejection Criteria

Diapers, specimens in media or preservative, specimens containing barium, grossly bloody specimens.
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Stability

Room temperature: 1 hour
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 7 days
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Methodology

Quantitative pH Indicator Strips/Quantitative pH meter
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Reference Range

5.0-8.5
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP REFERENCE LAB
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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