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Test Code FPH pH Miscellaneous Fluid LAB110

Test Method

pH Indicator Dye; pH Indicator Strips

Specimen Requirement

1 mL of body fluid is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect the body fluid specimen in a sterile container. No
preservative is required. Label the specimen appropriately with two
identifiers, patient name and another identifier, (patient ID
number, DOB, etc.) include date and time of collection. Transport
the specimen to the laboratory within 1 hour of collection.

Reference Values

Not established; results are subject to interpretation by the
clinician.

Performance

Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Typically completed within 4 hours after the specimen arrives at
the testing site.

Useful For

Gastric fluid pH can help determine if acid production in the
stomach is normal.

LOINC Code Information

2748-2 pH Of Body Fluid

CPT Code Information

83986 Chemisty; pH; body fluid, not otherwise specified