|Includes:||pH of Gastric contents.|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes|
|Specimen:||Gastric contents, vomitus|
|Volume:||0.5 mL- 1.0 mL|
|Container:||Clean or sterile urine container|
|Temperature:||Send to lab within 15 minutes.|
|Rejection:||Over 1 hour in transport.|
|Uses:||To determine gastric acidity in persons with stomach pain and burning, ulcers, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome; to determine whether the stomach is capable of producing acid as a part of pernicious anemia workup.|
|Limitations:||Stimuli that may increase gastric acid production, including smoking, the sight/odor of food, or stimuli that causes the person to become angry, fearful or depressed.|
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