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Fecal Occult Blood, Immunoassay

eD-H Order Code

LAB3832

Specimen Collection Information

Specimen Minimum Test Volume Container Special Handling
Stool 0.1 ML  

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Inoculate within 4 hours of collection.

Inoculated sample bottles stored at room temperature are stable for 15 days and are stable for 30 days if refrigerated.

Additional Specimen Instructions

Inoculate specimen container within 4 hours. Do not freeze.

 

The Immunological Fecal Occult Test (FIT) is specific for human hemoglobin. For this reason, the test requires a single (one) collection device annually and has no dietary restrictions. Most insurance carriers, including CMS only cover the cost of a single annual screening FIT test.

 

Reference Ranges / Critical Values

Assay Gender Age Range Normal Range Critical Values Units
Fecal Occult Blood, Immunoassa All 0 Minutes – 150 Years Negative    

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Performing Lab Section

Hematology

CPT(s)

82274