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Fecal Occult Blood Testing

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Slide 23

October 2011

The tests available for fecal occult blood testing through Mayo Medical Laboratories include test #60693 which is the Immunochemical Fecal Occult Blood test or FIT. A random stool sample which can be collected with the fecal occult blood test kit listed here, supply number T682. It is important that specimens are shipped refrigerate. This test is performed quantitatively but will be reported with a qualitative result. Another fecal occult blood test available is test #9220, the HemoQuant assay, which is useful for detection of occult blood in situations of suspected iron deficiency or anemia. In this case, we ask that patients refrain from meat and aspirin 3 days prior to the collection of the specimen. This is a random feces collection. It should be collected with the kit listed here, supply number T134. It is important that specimens are shipped frozen.

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