910 Occult Blood, 1 Specimen

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Stool 7 Days 2-8°C Negative

Specimen Requirements

Preferred Specimen: Stool
Container: Sterile Container
Temperature: Refrigerated
  or
Alternate Specimen: Stool
Container: Hemoccult Card
Temperature: Ambient

Method

Guiac (H2O2)

Schedule

Mon-Sat

Turn-Around Time

24hrs; Also offered STAT at an additional charge

Instructions/Notes

5 grams (5mL) fresh stool in sterile container

Clinical Utility

Screening aid for detecting primarily lower gastrointestinal (G.I.) disorders that may be related to iron deficiency anemia, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, polyps, adenomas, colorectal cancers or other G.I. lesions that can bleed.

CPT Codes

82272

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