FOBT - Specimen: Fecal Occult Blood, Colorectal Cancer Screen, Qualitative, Immunochemical

Test Catalog

Test Name

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

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Fecal

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.

Supplies: T682 Fecal Occult Blood Test Kit

Container/Tube: Fecal Occult Blood Test Kit (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 (T682) package insert for instructions.

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

Forms

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

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

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

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