FECAL IMMUNOCHEMICAL OCCULT BLOOD
IFOB - Immunofecal occult blood - FIT Test - Fecal immunoassay
Used to detect gastrointestinal bleeding related to diverticulitis, polyps, Crohn’s disease, or colorectal cancer.
Specimen Collection Requirements
No dietary restrictions are required for this test. Certain medications such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may cause gastrointestinal irritation and subsequent bleeding, which would cause positive results. Bleeding hemorrhoids, constipation bleeding, menstrual bleeding, or urinary bleeding may cause positive results.
Stool, the OC-Auto
sampling bottle must be used.
Stool not received in Sampling Bottle. Frozen stool or stool in enteric, viral, or transport media are unacceptable.
Stool specimens in Sampling Bottles are stable for up to 15 days at room temperature (15-30ºC) or up to 30 days refrigerated (2-8ºC).
Mon - Fri and a single run on the weekend
Monday, June 25, 2018 09:16:47 AM
Client Services: 503-413-1234