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S51374: Ph, Feces [1304] Print View
pH, Feces     ph units 

PRIMARY
1 Stool 5 (1) g   Frozen - 60 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 24 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE

Instructions: Random stool specimen, collected in sterile, plastic,
leakproof container or stool specimen cantainer with spork
(Warehouse #77000). Adult and older pediatric patients can collect
the specimen by passing feces into plastic wrap stretched loosely
over the toilet bowl. Then transfer 5 grams of the stool specimen
into the plastic container. With young children and infants wearing
diapers, the diaper should be lined with clean plastic wrap to
prevent absorption. A pediatric urine bag can be attached to the
child to ensure that the stool specimen is not contaminated with
urine. Then transfer 5 grams of the stool specimen from the
plastic-lined diaper to the plastic container. Do not submit the
diaper itself. Freeze and transport frozen.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
83986

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Specimen Requirements: 5 gm (1 gm minimum) liquid stool collected in a plastic screw cap container
Acceptable: Random stool
Transport Temperature: Frozen
Reject Criteria: Received thawed, specimens received in paint cans
Methodology: Potentiometric






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