Test Catalog

Test ID: EFPO    
Electrolyte and Osmolality Panel, Feces

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Workup of cases of chronic diarrhea


Diagnosis of factitious diarrhea (where patient adds water to stool to simulate diarrhea)

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
NA_FSodium, FNoYes
K_FPotassium, FNoYes
CL_FChloride, FNoYes
OSMOFOsmolality, FNoYes
MG_FMagnesium, FNoYes
OG_FOsmotic Gap, FNoYes
POU_FPhosphorus, FNoYes

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

OG_F: Calculation

NA_F, K_F, CL_F: Indirect Ion-Selective Electrode (ISE) Potentiometry

OSMOF: Freezing Point Depression

POU_F: Photometric, Ammonium Molybdate

MG_F: Colorimetric Titration

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Electrolyte and Osmolality Panel, F