Faeces for Occult Blood
REQUESTING AND COLLECTING

Collection:
Prefer 3 stool samples from separate days. (1 will suffice). Deliver

samples to laboratory same day or store at 4 degrees.
Container(s):
Sterile container (Sterile Container)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Availability:
Test performed 7 days/24 hours. Results available 4 hours after sample

arrival in laboratory.

Reference Intervals:
Expected result: negative

(note: from the 26th August 2015 only immunological testing is

performed. This is the recommended to for bowel cancer screening).

Laboratory:
Auto Chemistry (8382-9164)

Patient Results:
(02) 8382-9100
Synonyms:
Haemoccult

Occult Blood, faeces
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING AT SYDPATH
SydPath Handling:
SPRO: No processing required.

Data Entry Code:
FOB

SydPath Division:
Chemical Pathology

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Date/Time published: 30/03/2020 17:34:43
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