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pH, Fecal

Mnemonic:    [ST PH]
Name:    pH, Fecal
Specimen:    5 grams stool submitted in a sterile container. Stool must be liquid consistency. Sample is stable only 24 hours when frozen. FREEZE
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Ambient 1 hr; Refrigerated 36 hrs; Frozen 1 week
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0020518
  Method:    pH Indicator Strips
Note:    Stool must be liquid. Do not add saline or water to liquefy specimen. Stool collected following a barium enema are not acceptable.
Processing Info:    Freeze Immediately

Stool Sample Collection Instructions, No Preservative