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colorpHast pH-indicator strips
Stool pH less than 5.5 is indicative of carbohydrate absorption abnormality. Low stool pH also contributes to excoriation of perianal skin as commonly seen with profuse diarrhea. Slightly alkaline pH may occur in cases of secretory diarrhea without food intake, colitis, villous adenoma, and possibly with antibiotic usage. High stool pH may be associated with colorectal cancer.
6.5 - 7.5
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect a random stool specimen and place at least 3 mL in a clean plastic container. Refrigerate up to 24 hours or freeze for longer storage. Liquid or solid stool is acceptable; do not add saline or water to liquefy sample. Diapers containing stool are not acceptable; stool must be transferred from a diaper to a closed container at the collection site. Stool contaminated with urine is unacceptable. Containers contaminated externally with stool specimen are not acceptable.