Electrolytes, Fecal
0060185
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
FEC LYTES
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
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
24-hour or random liquid stool.  
Specimen Preparation
Mix well and transfer a 5 g aliquot of stool to an unpreserved stool transport vial (ARUP Supply #40910). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (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
Not established.  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
84999; 84302; 82438
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020379Sodium, Stool
0020380Potassium, Stool
0020381Chloride, Stool
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Aliases
  • Electrolytes, Feces
  • Fecal Electrolytes