Ordering Recommendation

Mnemonic

FEC-PH

Methodology

Quantitative pH Indicator Strips

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-3 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. Grossly bloody specimens.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 1 hour; Refrigerated:2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks

Reference Interval

5.0-8.5

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Standard

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