Blood and pH, Gastric Fluid, Qualitative, Point of Care Testing (POCT)


Sunquest Code:OBLDG  
Epic Code:POC54Epic Name:Occult Blood Gastric POCT
Synonyms:Gastric pH; Occult Blood, Gastric; pH Gastric
Methodology:Gastroccult slide
CPT Code:----------CPTCODES HERE----------
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Gastric fluid
Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Contraindications:False positive interferences are caused by dietary-peroxidases in raw vegetables and in uncooked fruit and to a lesser extent by myoglobin in uncooked meat.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not store.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Point of Care  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, UMMC-West Bank, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Southdale - FSH)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Blood: Negative pH: 1.53-3.5 (after 12 hour fast); undetermined at UMMC.


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