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Test Name: Occult Blood (Guaiac), Diagnostic, Stool

Test Code(s): OCLTD / FOCBM

CPT Code(s): 82272

Methodology: Hemoccult Slide Test

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

Turnaround Time: Stat: 1 hour.
Routine: 4 hours.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Stool

Patient Preparation: Follow diet and medication instructions enclosed with Hemoccult slide kit.

Collection Instructions: Smear small amount of feces on Hemoccult slide.

Sample Analyzed: Stool

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220). Transport at room temperature if coming from outreach location.

Stability: Ambient: 14 days after sample applied to card
Refrigerated: Not applicable
Frozen: Not applicable


Interpretation

Expected Results:

Negative

Hemoccult

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