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FECAL OCCULT BLOOD (IMMUNOCHEMICAL TEST)

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code FIT
Performed by? Hematology
Sendout? No
Price range $
In House Availability 24 hours/ 7 days
Principle The test utilizes polyclonal antibodies to specifically detect the presence of hemoglobin in feces. This immunological test is performed on the OC-Auto SENSOR DIANA iFOB analyzer, and provides qualitative results.
Container type OC-Auto sample bottle
Collection Instructions Patients should follow written and graphic instructions provided with the OC-Auto sample bottle, including mailing instructions.

Sample type Stool
Special instructions Patients should follow written and graphic instructions provided with the OC-Auto sample bottle, including mailing instructions.

There are no dietary restrictions. Is is not necessary to avoid meats, vegetables, vitamin C, or NSAIDs prior to sample collection. The test should not be taken if a patient has actively bleeding hemorrhoids or is menstruating. In both cases, the test can be performed after bleeding has ceased.
Normal range Negative
Synonyms Fecal Occult Blood Immunochemical Test; Immunochemical Test for Occult Blood;
Stability Stability after fecal sample is added to bottle: up to 15 days at room temperature; up to 30 days at refrigerated temperatures.
Interferences This test is a screening procedure designed to detect bleeding due to colorectal cancer, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, or other gastrointestinal pathology. The sensitivity of the test (cut-off level) is 100 ng human hemoglobin / mL extracted feces. A positive result indicates that further diagnostic procedures are necessary.
Additional information Note: The only approved sample type is human stool (feces).
References See manufacturer's website at http://www.polymedco.com.
Last Updated 8/9/2017 3:04:59 PM
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