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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
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
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 NameLOINC
0020379Sodium, Stool15207-4
0020380Potassium, Stool15202-5
0020381Chloride, Stool15158-9
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.
Aliases
  • Electrolytes, Feces
  • Fecal Electrolytes