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OCCULT BLOOD,STOOL(3SPEC)

Test Code

54726F

CPT Code(s)

82270
82272

Preferred Specimen(s)

THIS TEST IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. THE SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE
IS 11290X - FECAL GLOBIN,IMMUNOCHEM

3 samples of stool submitted on special Occult Blood
(guaiac) paper slides.
Patient Preparation Prior to Test: Special Diagnostic Diet:
Foods to Eat:
Well-cooked pork, poultry, and fish
Any cooked fruits and vegatables
High fiber foods (whole wheat bread, bran cereal)

Foods, Drugs and Vitamins to Avoid:
Red meat (beef, lamb), including processed meats & liver
Any raw fruits and vegetables (especially melons,
radishes, turnips and
horseradish)
Vitamin C in excess of 250 mg/d
Aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(avoid for 7 days prior to and during the test period)

Methodology

Guaiac Paper Test

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

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