Ordering Recommendation

May suggest that a reducing substance is present in stool.

Mnemonic

FEC RED

Methodology

Qualitative Colorimetry

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) available online through eSupply using ARUP ConnectTM or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 1 g)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

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

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 week

Reference Interval

Normal

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Standard

Note

Normal= negative or trace. Abnormal= 1+ through 4+

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

84376

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3002515 Reducing Substances - Fecal 11060-1
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Aliases

  • Stool reducing substances
Reducing Substances - Fecal