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Hemoccult / Occult Blood 

SIM

40325 

CPT

82270 

Synonyms

Occult Blood, Guaiac 

Specimen Type

Stool, Hemoccult Slide, Swab( from digital exam w/ visible fecal matter) 

Container

Leakproof container
Hemoccult slide
Swab -BBL Culture Swab Plus/ light blue top)

Collection Instructions

Submit stool specimen or swab with fecal material.
Hemoccult slide with thin layer of stool applied to test areas.

Volume

 

Additional Information

Protect Hemoccult slide from heat and light.

Patient Preparation

Avoid collections during menstrual period (females).
Restrictive Diet 48 hrs prior to collection. Foods to avoid: red meat, raw fruits and vegetables, Vitamin C in excess of 250mg/day, iron supplements, aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Specimen Processing Instructions

Suggested collection is (3) consecutive bowel movements

Transport Requirements

Hemoccult slide stored up to 14 days room temperature.
Stool specimens deliver to lab as soon as possible. Store 4-8 deg C

Specimen Stability

Hemoccult Slide stable for up to 14 days. 

Rejection Criteria

Incorrect patient information.
Hemoccult Slides without visible evidence of fecal matter will be rejected as QNS for testing.

Reference Range

Negative

Critical Value

None 

Test Includes

Test for occult blood in feces 

Methodology

Guaiac 

Testing Frequency

Daily 

 

Reviewed By

Frankie Rice 

Reviewed Date

1/31/2018

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