FPHFL - Specimen: pH, Fecal

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FPHFL    
pH, Fecal

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

-       5 g of liquid, random stool. Ship frozen.

-       Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.



Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

1 g

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected


Mild OK; Gross reject


Warm reject; Cold reject






Diapers; specimens containing barium; specimens in media or preservatives

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
FecalFrozen7 days