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Test ID FCLPF Cathartic Laxatives Profile, Stool

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Stool

Container/Tube: Acid-washed or trace metal-free plastic container, MCL supply T656

Specimen Volume: 10 g

Collection Instructions: Collect 10 g of stool with no preservative. Send specimen in an acid-washed or trace metal-free plastic container, MCL supply T656. Send specimen refrigerated.

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES)

Reporting Name

Cathartic Laxatives Profile, F

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

10 mL stool liquid or 10 g stool solid

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Fecal Refrigerated (preferred) 30 days
  Ambient  30 days
  Frozen  30 days

Reference Values

Reporting limit determined each analysis.

Units: mg/g

Performing Laboratory

NMS Labs

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NMS Labs. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information



LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FCLPF Cathartic Laxatives Profile, F Not Provided


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z5906 Magnesium 10880-3
Z5907 Phosphorus 10884-5

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

10 to 14 days