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S52564: Reducing Substances, Feces (5022X) Print View
Reducing Substance BS  Negative   

PRIMARY
1 Stool 10 (3) g   Frozen - 60 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 24 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE

The presence of reducing substances is useful in the diagnosis of abnormalities in carbohydrate metabolism, i.e., sucrose and lactase. The unabsorbed sugars in stool are measured as reducing substances.

Collect fresh stool in a plastic, leak-proof container. Adult and
older children can collect the specimen by passing feces into plastic
wrap stretched loosely over the toilet bowl. Then transfer 10g 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 the stool specimen is not contaminated with urine.
Then transfer 10g 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
84376

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
Plastic Container, leak proof

Rejection Criteria:
Received room temperature, Received refrigerated, Specimens in paint cans METHODOLOGY: Benedict's Solution

All stool volume for collection to be measured in grams.






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