Fecal Occult Blood - Immunochemical

Test Methodology

  • Immunochemical

Running Day

  • Daily 

Turn Around Time

  • Routine: Two hours
  • STAT: One hour

Specimen Requirement

  • Stool sample should be submitted one hour of collection; At least thumb size for formed specimens approximately 2 to 5 tbsp. if watery, Mucoid or loose

Patient Preparation

  • Do not collect stool sample when having menstrual bleeding, bleeding hemorrhoids, constipation bleeding and urinary bleeding

Special Considerations

  • Watery, diarrheic, loose, and mucoid consistencies should be processed within 30 minutes of collection