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Test Code CL STOOL Stool Chloride Level

Clinical System Name

Stool Chloride level

Synonyms

Chloride Stool
Fecal Chloride
Stool Chloride

 

 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Stool

Container(s): Sterile Screw-Capped Container

Preferred Vol: 1.0 mL

Minimum Vol:  0.3 mL

 

Note: Stool must be "Fresh and Liquid". Testing can only be performed on stools sufficiently liquid to yield a fully aqueous supernatant after centrifugation.       

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Sample submitted in diaper. Formed/not liquid stool.

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -20 C

Storage location: Samples should be spun and the supernate frozen at -20 ASAP. If unable to centrifuge, freeze the whole sample right away.

 

Off-site collection: Samples should be spun and the supernate frozen at -20 ASAP. If unable to centrifuge, freeze the whole sample right away.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

 

Liquid Stool Supernatant Refrigerated 48 h
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

Daily

 

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

Reference Range

No established reference ranges.

 

 

Methodology

Method: Ion Selective Electrode

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

82438

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Chloride, Stool

Reference Test Number:

MCLG

Instructions:

Send out M - F with the UW courier