Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
FEC-PH
Methodology

Quantitative pH Indicator Strips/Quantitative pH Meter

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-2 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Stool.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 5 g stool to an unpreserved stool transport vial (ARUP Supply #40910) and freeze immediately. Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 1 g)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Diapers. Specimens containing barium. Specimens in media or preservatives.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 36 hours; Frozen: 1 week

Reference Interval

5.0-8.5

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83986

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020518 pH, Fecal 2755-7
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Aliases
  • fecal pH
  • Stool pH
pH, Fecal