pH, Gastric Aspirate

Abbrev Code:FPHNG   
Order Code:LAB7092Order Name:pH Gastric Aspirate
Methodology:pH indicator strip
CPT Codes: 83986 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Gastric aspirate
Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
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  (CSC Maple Grove, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Reference Range:<5.0
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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