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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 6775

Test Synonym


Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 g

Specimen Requirements

  • Stool Specimen


  • Container- Screw Top


  • Refrigerated

CPT Codes

  • 83993
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 1 g STOOL SPECIMEN ship Frozen if not tested within 4 days of collection

Additional Information

  • Stool (unpreserved, random)in Clean screw-capped plastic vial Do NOT contaminate outside of container; do NOT overfill container. Loose stools are acceptable. Stool specimens should be received by the laboratory within 8 days of collection. Samples are stable for four days before testing at 2 degrees C to 8 degrees C. Freeze at -20(degrees)C if samples will not be tested within four days. Temperature should not exceed 30(degrees)C during shipment. CAUSES FOR REJECT; Serum or plasma received; stool contaminated with urine; sample outside of the container; specimen older than 8 days of collection before tested; samples taken from diapers unless portion taken has not been in contact with diaper material; preserved stool received

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: not stable REFRIGERATED: up to 4 days FROZEN: stable