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Laboratory Test Directory

Occult Blood, Stool

Components

Name Method Department Units
Occult Blood, Stool Guaiac
Core Lab, Chemistry, Routine Negative or Positive

Specimen Requirements

Stool

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Hemoccult slide

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 2 week(s)

Alternate

Sterile container

N/A 1 tsp
Stability

Refrigerated - 8 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Non-Hemoccult Brand card received

Comments

Stool specimens are stable 8 hours refrigerated. Specimens transported on Hemoccult slides are stable up to 2 weeks.

CPT Code

  • 82270