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Sodium, Feces

Order Name SODIUM FEC
Test Number: 3503100
Revision Date 10/12/2011
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Sodium, Feces
Ion-Selective Electrode  
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 5g (1g) Fecal/Stool Sterile Orange Screwtop Container Frozen
Instructions Random or 24 hour collection of feces. Send entire collection sample in a plastic leak-proof container with screw cap. Submit a well mixed timed stool collection. Record total collection time (Random, 24, 48, or 72 hours). Keep refrigerated during collection. Do not submit specimen in metal paint cans, as processing poses a safety hazard. Specimens received in paint cans will be rejected.
Stability: Ambient= 1 hour; Refrigerated= 2 weeks; Frozen= 6 months. Unacceptable Specimens: Formed or viscous stool.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Testing Schedule Tues, Thur 
Expected TAT 5 Days  
CPT Code(s) 84302
Lab Section Reference Lab