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Mucus; stool

CPT Code

*

Specimen Requirements

5-8 mL stool (Fill to Line)

Collection Container/Tube

Stool collection container

Transport Container/Tube

1 Black-capped vial (Total-Fix Media). Alternative: Yellow-capped vial (C&S Media) or any SAF media (sodium acetate formalin).

Minimum Specimen Volume

2 mL stool (Half full)

Rejection Criteria

Not received cold
< 5 mL stool (< 1/2 full)
> 7 days from collection

Stability Information

Room temperature: 21 days
Refrigerated: 21 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
37°C/99°F: Not Determined

Methodology

Microscopy

Turnaround Time

4 - 6 days

Reference Intervals

Sex Age
Both 0-99 years Neg