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Reducing Substances, Fecal

Mnemonic:    [ST RED SUB]
Name:    Reducing Substances, Fecal
Specimen:    5 Grams stool submitted in a sterile container. Submit unpreserved stool samples to the laboratory within one hour of collection.

Specimens submitted in preservative or diapers are unacceptable.
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 36 HOURS refrigerated. Stable 1 week frozen.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0020373
  Method:    Colorimetric
Processing Info:    Sample must be frozen within two hour s of collection. Sample is stable for 1 week frozen. Room temp is UNACCEPTABLE

Stool Sample Collection Instructions, No Preservative