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SODIUM, FECAL

Mnemonic

FE NA 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: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

48-72 hours

Method

Ion-Selective Electrode

Referral Lab

ARUP (20379)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

84302

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:51:08 PM


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