pH, Gastric Aspirate


Sunquest Code:FPHNG  
Epic Code:LAB7092Epic Name:pH Gastric Aspirate
Methodology:pH indicator strip
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Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Gastric aspirate
Optimal Volume:0.2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.1 mL
Causes for Rejection:Specimens greater than 8 hours old.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperatures.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:No reference ranges have been established.
Use:This test is used to confirm gastric placement of nasogastric or orogastric feeding tubes. Values less than or equal to 5.0 suggest gastric placement.


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