CHLORIDE, FECAL

Mnemonic

FE CL LVL

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Liquid Random Stool

Handling

5 gm aliquot of liquid random stool in a clean unpreserved stool transport vial. Stool must be liquid. Do not add saline or water to liquefy specimen.

Preferred Volume

5 gm

Minimum Volume

1 gm

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Formed or viscous stool

Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

48-72 hours

Method

Ion-Selective Electrode

Referral Lab

ARUP (20381)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

82438

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:03 AM