OCCULT BLOOD, GASTRIC

Mnemonic

GASTRIC OCCULT BLOOD

Synonym

Gastroccult

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Fresh emesis in sterile cup (for Gastroccult method), follow kit instructions for Hemaprompt

Handling

Send to lab as soon as possible

Preferred Volume

5.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Rejection Criteria

Specimen applied to card

Stability

Transport ambient temperature. Stability: Gastroccult: Ambient Emesis - 1 hour
Hemaprompt: Ambient - 6 days; Refrigerated - 1 month
 

Testing Information

Performed

7 days a week

Method

Manual method

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative

CPT Codes

82271

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:20:54 AM