Electrolytes, Fecal

Abbrev Code:SLYTES   
Order Code:LAB388Order Name:Electrolytes Fecal
Order Instructions:Timed specimens need a collection ordered. If specimen is not liquid, cancel with code UNSAT.
Synonyms:Potassium, Fecal; Sodium, Fecal; Chloride, Fecal
Methodology:Ion Selective Electrode
CPT Codes: 84302 x1, 82438 x1, 84133 x1
Test Includes:Potassium, sodium, chloride
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 2 days.
Special Instructions:Stool must be liquid. Do not add saline or water to liquefy sample.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Liquid, random or 24 hour feces
Optimal Volume:5 g
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 g
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile for INPATIENT COLLECTION ONLY
Alternate Containers: Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Causes for Rejection:Formed or viscous stool, specimens at ambient temperature.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:1 week at refrigerated temperature; 1 month frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:60185; 20379, 20380, 20381)


Reference Range:Reference range not established.

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