REDUCING SUBSTANCES, FECES

Code
000.0000
Name
REDUCING SUBSTANCES, FECES
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
CPT Codes
84376
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
25028
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Stool Container

Volume

5.0 g

Transport Info

Refrigerated (Only stable 24 Hours)

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

Neonates (refers to first four weeks after birth): dependent on mode of feeding. Patient’s other than neonates: less than 0.25 g/dL.

Methodology

Colorimetry

Clinical Significance

Screen for carbohydrate malabsorption as a cause of diarrhea, particularly in neonates.

Patients with diarrhea who are suspected of carbohydrate malabsorption should have stools tested for both pH and reducing substances.

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