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Chloride, Fecal
0020381
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
FE-CL
Methodology
Quantitative Ion-Selective Electrode
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 48 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Liquid random stool. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 5 g aliquot of liquid random stool to an unpreserved stool transport vial (ARUP Supply #40910). (Min: 1 g) Do not add saline or water to liquefy specimen. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Formed or viscous stool. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
A reference interval has not been established for fecal specimens.
Interpretive Data


Compliance Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Note
CPT Code(s)
82438
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020381Chloride, Stool15158-9
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