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Fecal Occult Blood, Colorectal Cancer Screen, Qualitative, Immunochemical, Feces

Important Note

Specimen must be collected in the container specified, any other sample container will be rejected. Sample must fill the grooved portion of the sample probe. Patient should write the collection date on the container where indicated.

Sample vial in transport envelope MUST be returned to the ordering location within 7-10 days of collection.

Contact Laboratory Customer Service  (847-5121) for FIT Test kits.

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic Code

Mayo Test ID

FIT LAB3684 FOBT

UVMMC Test Name: Fecal Immunohistochemistry Test

Reporting Name

Occult Blood, QL, Immunochemical, F

Useful For

Colorectal cancer screening

 

Screening for gastrointestinal bleeding

 

This test has not been validated for testing of patients with hemoglobinopathies.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Fecal
University of Vermont Medical Center Laboratory Test Catalog Note:

Specimen must be collected in the container specified, any other sample container will be rejected. Sample must fill the grooved portion of the sample probe. Contact Laboratory Customer Service  (847-5121) for FIT Test kits.


Specimen Required


Supplies: Fecal Occult Blood Test Kit (T682)

Container/Tube: Fecal Occult Blood Test Kit

Specimen Volume: Specimen must fill the grooved portion of the sample probe
Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random stool specimen.

2. See Fecal Occult Blood Test Kit package insert for instructions.

3. Specimen must be collected in specific sample vial within 4 hours of defecation.


Specimen Minimum Volume

See Specimen Required

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Fecal Refrigerated (preferred) 30 days FOBT
  Ambient  15 days FOBT

Reference Values

Negative

 

This test has not been validated in a pediatric population, results should be interpreted in the context of the patient's presentation.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

82274

G0328-Government payers (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FOBT Occult Blood, QL, Immunochemical, F 29771-3

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
FOB Fecal Occult Blood 29771-3

Analytic Time

1 day

Specimen Retention Time

7 days refrigerate

Reject Due To

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

NY State Approved

Yes

Method Name

Immunochemical