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.
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

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Modified FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82438

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020381 Chloride, Stool 15158-9
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Aliases
Chloride, Fecal