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Test ID NBLD0367 Occult blood medicare screen

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 collected on hemocult hard 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

Guaiac method

Performing Lab

Clinical Microscopy Sanford Bismarck