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Chloride, Fecal

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Test Information:

Sample must be shipped frozen to reduce odor during shipping and to minimize the risk of the container rupturing due to gas accumulation.

Specimen Type:

10 mL liquid stool 
Alternative Specimen(s)
Random stool

Requested Volume: 

10 mL

Minimum Volume: 

3 mL

Container Type: 

Plastic screw-cap container
Transport Container
Plastic leak-proof container


Submit frozen sample of liquid feces. Keep refrigerated during collection. Liquid stool is the only acceptable specimen for this test. 10 mL aliquot of 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour liquid stool specimens are acceptable.

Storage Instructions:

Transport Temperature

Stability Requirements:

Room temperature:  Unacceptable
Refrigerated:            7 days
Frozen:                   30 days

Rejection Criteria

Specimens in paint cans • Formed stool • Specimen received refrigerated

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