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Test Code Billings Clinic: 6769 Reducing Substance, Stool

Performing Laboratory

Billings Clinic Laboratory: Microbiology

Useful For

A variety of conditions such as rotavirus infection can cause injury and atrophy of cells in the intestine resulting in a lactase deficiency. As a result, if watery diarrhea stool is examined, reducing substances will be positive. Useful in the diagnosis and planning of therapy in infants with transient lactose intolerance.



Specimen Requirements

Contact Billings Clinic Laboratory at 866-232-2522 to discuss the best specimen transport.

  • Fresh specimen must arrive as soon as possible.
  • Greater than 0.5 mL from a random stool specimen in a clean, dry, leakproof container with a tightly-fitting lid.

Reference Values


Day(s) Test Set Up


Test Classification and CPT Coding

82945 - Glucose, body fluid, other thatn blood

LOINC Code Information

Reporting Name LOINC Code
Reducing Substance, Stool 11060-1