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Epic Code LAB695 Occult Blood, Screening, Stool (Guaiac)

Important Note

Mail sealed pouch to Laboratory within 10 days of Day 1 Collection Date or bring to any Outpatient Laboratory as soon as possible. Do not place sampled slide in any moisture proof material such as plastic bags. Do not refrigerate. Patient should label cards with Name and Collection Date.

BEST PRACTICE IS TO OBTAIN 1 SPECIMEN EVERY 24 HOURS OVER THE COURSE OF 3 DAYS.

Test Name Alias

Occult Blood Stool Screening | Guaiac Stool Screening | 4317

Interface Order Alias

10595

Ordering Instructions

Guaiac-based testing is still available but cards are no longer supplied.

Specimen Requirements

Submit only one of the following specimen types:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Stool
Container/Tube: Hemoccult slide (card)

Collection Instructions:

  • Please use instruction guide included in kit (see also patient handout).
  • Insert Test Card into Mailing Pouch included in kit.
  • Do not mail to Beckman Coulter, Inc.
  • Mail sealed pouch to Laboratory within 10 days of Day 1 Collection Date or bring to any Outpatient Laboratory as soon as possible.
  • Do not place sampled slide in any moisture proof material such as plastic bags.
  • Do not refrigerate.
  • Patient should label cards with Name and Collection Date.

 

Acceptable:

Specimen Type: Stool
Container/Tube: Empty Vial of the stool specimen collection kit or sterile container
Volume: Fill to the line on the container
Minimum volume: 5 mL
Collection Instructions:

  • No additive.
  • Use a dry, clean container.
  • Do not use specimens from toilet water. 
  • Do not send on tissue or toilet paper
  • Refrigerate until ready for transport to the lab.
  • Secure cap to avoid leaks. Leaky specimens may be canceled for recollection.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Card - Ambient

Vial - Refrigerate

Special Instructions

Mailing address:

Laboratory MC 056

Spectrum Health

35 Michigan Street

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

 

Insert Test Card into Mailing Pouch included in kit. Do not mail to Beckman Coulter, Inc. Mail sealed pouch to Laboratory within 10 days of Day 1 Collection Date or bring to any Outpatient Laboratory as soon as possible. Do not place sampled slide in any moisture proof material such as plastic bags. Do not refrigerate. Patient should label cards with Name and Collection Date.

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 2 weeks

Laboratory Retention: 3 days

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range

Negative

Performing Department

MICROBIOLOGY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Gerber Laboratory, Fremont, MI

Spectrum Health Kelsey Laboratory, Lakeview, MI
Spectrum Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Spectrum Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory, Greenville, MI
Spectrum Health Zeeland Laboratory, Zeeland, MI

Methodology

Manual

CPT

82270

CDM Code

4128712

Epic Test ID

1230100994

Beaker LOINC

RESULT 1 OCCULT BLOOD STOOL: 14563-1
RESULT 2 OCCULT BLOOD STOOL: 14564-9
RESULT 3 OCCULT BLOOD STOOL: 14565-6

Reviewed Date

7/31/2021

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: OCCULT BLOOD STOOL SCREEN (GUAIAC)
Beaker Display Name: Occult Blood, Screening, Stool
BEAKER TEST NAME: OCCULT BLOOD SCREEN, STOOL
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Occult Blood Screen, Stool

Beaker Synonyms

No synonym on file

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW MICROBIOLOGY: MISCELLANEOUS (Preferred)-Ambient
BR MICROBIOLOGY: MISCELLANEOUS (Preferred)-Ambient
GM MICROBIOLOGY: MISCELLANEOUS (Preferred)-Ambient
KL MICROBIOLOGY: MISCELLANEOUS (Preferred)-Ambient

LH MICROBIOLOGY: MISCELLANEOUS (Preferred)-Ambient
PH MICROBIOLOGY: MISCELLANEOUS (Preferred)-Ambient
RC MICROBIOLOGY: MISCELLANEOUS (Preferred)-Ambient
UN MICROBIOLOGY: MISCELLANEOUS (Preferred)-Ambient
ZH MICROBIOLOGY: MISCELLANEOUS (Preferred)-Ambient