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Test ID: FOBT    
Fecal Occult Blood, Colorectal Cancer Screen, Qualitative, Immunochemical

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Container/Tube: Fecal Occult Blood Test Kit (Supply T682)

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

1. Collect a random stool specimen.

2. See Fecal Occult Blood Test Kit (Supply T682) package insert for instructions.

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

Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send an Oncology Test Request Form (T729) with the specimen


Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

Sample must cover the entire grooved portion of the sample probe.

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected









Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
FecalRefrigerated (preferred)30 days
 Ambient 15 days