pH, Feces, Qualitative - Special Handling

Sunquest Code:SPH  
Epic Code:LAB109Epic Name:PH STOOL
Synonyms:Stool pH
Methodology:pH indicator strip
CPT Code:83986
Test Includes:
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Specimen should be frozen if testing cannot be completed within 1 hour of collection.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:3 mL liquid specimen or pea-sized solid specimen
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Collection Instructions:Usually this test is requested on a liquid specimen.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Urinalysis  (UMMC-West Bank)


Reference Range:

Normal diet

neutral to slightly alkaline (pH 7.0-7.5)

Breast fed infants

slightly acid

Bottle fed infants

neutral to slightly alkaline



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