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8467M
CHLORIDE, FECES

Test Code 8467M 
Test CHLORIDE, FECES 
Methodology Coulometric 
Description Useful for the diagnosis of congenital hypochloremic alkalosis with hyperchlorrhea 
Specimen A minimum of 20 mL of very liquid stool. Send specimen FROZEN on dry ice in containers supplied by NorDx. See "Stool Collections" for further information.

NOTE:
1. DO NOT SEND FORMED STOOL.
In the event that a hard, formed stool is submitted, the test will not be performed; and the report will indicate "A hard, formed stool specimen was submitted for analysis. This test was not performed because it only has clinical value if performed on a naturally occuring, watery stool specimen."
2. Timed collections (24-hour) will also be accepted. 

Reference Values < 30 mEq / 24 hours
< 40 mEq / kg (random collections) 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Saturday 
CPT Code(s) 82438  

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