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FECAL GLOBIN BY IMMUNOCHEM. (MEDICARE)

Test Code

11293

CPT Code(s)

82274
G0328

Preferred Specimen(s)

PATIENT PREPARATION: NO SPECIAL DIET OR AVOIDANCE OF DRUGS
OR SUPPLEMENTS IS REQUIRED FOR THE INSURE (TM) TEST.

FECAL SPECIMEN COLLECTED FROM TOILET WATER AND BRUSHED ON
THE INSURE (TM) FOBT TEST CARD

Minimum Volume

ONE INSURE (TM) FOBT TEST CARD WITH SPECIMEN APPLIED TO ONE
WINDOW

Transport Container

INSURE (TM) FOBT TEST CARD

Transport Temperature

ROOM TEMPERATURE

Specimen Stability

DRIED SAMPLES:
ROOM TEMPERATURE: 14 DAYS
REFRIGERATED: UNACCEPTABLE
FROZEN: UNACCEPTABLE
PROTECT FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT

Reject Criteria

STOOL SUBMITTED IN ANY CONTAINER
INSURE (TM) FOBT CARDS WITH STOOL APPLIED TO THE SAMPLE
WINDOWS WILL BE REJECTED
ANY TEST CARD WITH OBVIOUS BLOOD PRESENT

Methodology

IMMUNOCHROMATOGRAPHY

Performing Laboratory

DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY OF OKLAHOMA
225 NE 97TH STREET
OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73114-6302

Clinical Significance

THE FECAL OCCULT BLOOD TEST IS AN IMMUNOCHROMATOGRAPHIC
FECAL OCCULT BLOOD TEST THAT QUALITATIVELY DETECTS HUMAN
HEMOGLOBIN FROM BLOOD IN FECAL SAMPLES. THIS IS A USEFUL
SCREENING AID FOR DETECTING PRIMARILY LOWER GASTROINTESTINAL
(G.I.) DISORDERS THAT MAY BE RELATED TO IRON DEFICIENCY
ANEMIA, DIVERTICULITIS, ULCERATIVE COLITIS, POLYPS,
ADENOMAS, COLORECTAL CANCERS OR OTHER G.I. LESIONS THAT CAN
BLEED. IT IS RECOMMENDED FOR USE BY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AS
PART OF ROUTINE PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS AND IN SCREENING FOR
COLORECTAL CANCER OR OTHER SOURCES OF LOWER G.I. BLEEDING.

Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

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