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  Occult Blood (POC) Specimen Type:
  also known as Hemoccult (POC)

Blood


POINT OF CARE TESTING

Specimen requirements: Clean Specimen Container
  or: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 collected in a clean, dry container or Hemoccult test cards containing thin smears of fecal material
Absolute minimum amount: 0.5 mL
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: N/A
Order/entry screen(s): N/A
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: N/A
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: N/A
Deliver the specimen to : NA : NA
Deliver the specimen to : NA : NA
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Peroxidase activity of heme causes oxidation of guaiaconic acid yielding a blue color
Special Instructions: Refer to the procedure "HEMOCCULT TEST FOR FECAL OCCULT BLOOD" located at the patient care area site. If unable to perform the test, send the specimen to the Clincal Laboratories - Microbiology.
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: N/A
CyberLAB code: N/A
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A