Test directory: Occult Blood, Stool, iFOB

Ordering Code602
Test NameOccult Blood, Stool, iFOB
AliasFIT Test
Fecal Immunochemical Test - 1 Sample
Preferred SpecimenStool
Preferred ContainerQuickVue iFOB Collection Tube
Other Specimen/ContainerRaw stool in clean container
Optimum VolumeStool, Unpreserved: 5 gm
Collection InstructionsNOTE: Do Not collect specimen if bleeding hemorrhoids, or menstrual, constipation, or urinary bleeding are present
Do Not allow specimen to come in contact with toilet water
1. Enter patient ID information on the Collection Tube label 2. Collect specimen in bedpan, a clean cup or clean container
3. Hold the tube upright with the light blue, rounded end pointed down
4. Unscrew the dark Sampler from the Collection Tube
5. Randomly pierce the specimen with the grooved end of the Sampler in no less than five (5) different areas of the stool
6. Insert the Sampler back into the Collection Tube and screw firmly to tighten it
7. Shake the tube to mix the specimen and the iFOB buffer.
Transport RequirementsQuickVue iFOB Collection Tube:
Oahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Stool, Unpreserved:
Oahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityStool, Unpreserved: Ambient: 1 Hour Refrigerated: 1 Day
QuickVue iFOB Collection Tube: Ambient: 8 Days Refrigerated: 6 Months Frozen: 2 Years
Rejection CriteriaFrozen (if not in iFOB Collection Tube), Specimen older than stability limits, Barium Stool, In Diaper, On tissue paper, 24 hour stool collection, Contaminated with urine or toilet water, Expired cards, Stool in preservative, Gastric specimen, Rectal swab, Non-QuickVue iFOB Collectors
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time1 Day

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