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Laboratory Test Directory

pH, Stool

Components

Name Method Department Units
pH Stool pH paper
Core Lab, Chemistry, Routine

Specimen Requirements

Stool

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 5 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 1 hour(s)
Frozen - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Freeze immediately after collection.
  • Transport to lab within 1 hour

Reasons for Rejection

  • Formed or hard stool

Comments

Highly colored specimens may interfere with analysis. Long term storage of stool may result in inaccurate results. Sample must be liquid or loose in consistency.

CPT Code

  • 83986