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Electrolytes (Sodium, Potassium, Chloride), Fecal

Mnemonic:    [ST LYTES]
Name:    Electrolytes (Sodium, Potassium, Chloride), Fecal
Specimen:    5 Grams stool submitted in a sterile container. Stool must be liquid. Do NOT add water or saline to liquefy the sample. Formed or viscous stools are unacceptable.

A sample from either a well-mixed 24-hour sample or a random sample is acceptable.
Minimum Spec:    1 Gram
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0060185
  Method:    Ion-Selective Electrode

Stool Sample Collection Instructions, No Preservative