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Test Code OBSCR3 Occult Blood (Screening)

Specimen Required

Stool

Special Handling Instructions

Protect Hemoccult cards from heat and light

Specimen Volume

1 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.5mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Stool: Refrigerated up to 72 hours; Hemoccult cards: 14 days at ambient temperature

Reasons for Rejection

Insufficient specimen, exceeds stability

Methodology

Guiac

Days and Times Performed

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Turnaround Time

Daily

Reference Ranges

Negative

CPT Code

82272

LOINC Code

2335-8

EMR Interface Order Code

63835