|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 2 hours, STAT: 30 minutes|
|Specimen:||Gastric contents, vomitus, aspirate|
|Container:||Sterile spinal fluid collection tube or body fluid container|
|Temperature:||Transport to laboratory within 30 minutes.|
|Rejection:||Antacid therapy administrated within 60 minutes prior to collection.|
|Normal:||Occult blood: None Detected. pH: 1.0-2.0|
|Uses:||Early detection of gastric trauma; evaluation of antacid therapy.|
|Limitations:||Many foods (meats, fruits, vegetables) have peroxidase activity which can produce a positive result. Ascorbic acid can cause false negative results.|
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