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Test ID NBLD0192 Reducing Substance, Feces

Useful For

Assisting in the differentiation between osmotic and non-osmotic diarrhea

 

Screening test for:

-Diarrhea from disaccharidase deficiencies, (eg, lactase deficiency)

-Monosaccharide malabsorption

Specimen Type

Fecal


Specimen Required


Supplies: Stool container, Small (Random), 4 oz Random (T288)

Container/Tube: Fecal container

Specimen Volume: 3 g

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a loose, unpreserved, random fecal specimen.

2. Freeze immediately.

Additional Information: If additional tests are ordered, aliquot and separate sample prior to freezing to allow 1 container per test.


Specimen Minimum Volume

2 g

Reject Due To

Urine and stool mixed Reject

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Fecal Frozen 7 days

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Report Available

1 to 3 days

Method Name

Benedict's Copper Reduction Reaction

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

84376

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728) with the specimen.

Reporting Name

Reducing Substance, F

Reference Values

Negative or trace

Test Classification

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Secondary ID

607696
Sanford Laboratories - Fargo Additional Information:

SANFORD INTERFACE BUILD INFORMATION

Result Code Result Code Description
20289 Reducing Substance, F