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Test ID NBLD0298 Occult blood, diagnostic

AKA

OCCULT_BLD

Container Type

Card or sterile container

Specimen type/Requirements

Stool

Specimen Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Stability

Once card is innoculated 14 days as room temperature

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Instructions

Stool should be placedon a hemocult card or sent fresh.
Stool specimens collected in enteric stool media (ETM) cannot be used for occult blood testing.

Performed Test Frequency

Daily (Monday-Sunday)

Methodology

Guaic method

CPT

82272

Performing Lab

Clinical Microscopy Sanford Bismarck