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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.

Methodology

Clinitest®

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

Negative

Day(s) Test Set Up

Daily

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82945 - Glucose, body fluid, other thatn blood

LOINC Code Information

Reporting Name LOINC Code
Reducing Substance, Stool 11060-1