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  Occult Blood Specimen Type:
   

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MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: Occult Blood Card
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A N/A N/A N/A NEGATIVE
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: Stool X3 Submitted on Occult Card
Absolute minimum amount: 1 tsp
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: Deliver stool sample to laboratory, occult cards may be sent via mail.
Label instructions: Specimen must be labeled with patient name and medical record .
Request test on form: Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )
Order/entry screen(s): Microbiology/Virology
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 24 hours
Deliver the specimen to (Hillcrest) : Microbiology : Room 2-109
Deliver the specimen to (Thornton) : Microbiology:  Processing Desk, Room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Guaiac
Special Instructions: Special dietary restrictions should be followed: red meat, beef, lamb, processed meats and liver. Avoid fruits and vegetables high in peroxidase i.e. horseradish, turnips, melons and radishes. Aspirin, corticosteroids, indomethacin, zomepirac, naproxen, tolmetin, phenylbutazone, reserpine, anticoagluants, antimetabolites, cancer chemotherapy, and alchohol.
SOFTLAB abbreviation: OCCBL (Single specimen); OCBPN (Panel - x3)
Secondary code: 4710 (Single); 4071 (Panel)
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A