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  • Occult Blood, Stool

    Test Name:Occult Blood, Stool
    Epic Order Code:LAB694: X 1
    LAB695: X 3
    CPT Code:82270
    Specimen(s) Type:Feces
    Acceptable Container(s):Plastic cup with screw cap or occult blood card
    Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
    Routine: Same day
    Collection Information:Refer to Microbiology Collection Information by Source. Walnut size specimen is sufficient.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately at room temperature. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Client:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, store and transport at 2 - 8° C. Original specimen must be received in lab within 24 hours. If sample is sent on test card, it can be stored and transported at room temperature up to 5 days.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, improper/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:Negative
    Additional Information:Patient should not receive Vitamin C/Ascorbic acid for 3 days prior to testing. When occult GI bleeding is suspected at least three samples, preferably from separate bowel movements, should be submitted.