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FECAL OCCULT BLOOD (FIT)

Test Code
IFOBT
 
SynonymsOccult Blood by FIT for Feces; Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) for Occult Blood
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Container TypeSee below
Supply Item Numberpicture1709
Specimen TypeRandom stool
Collection ProcedureRandom stool specimen collected with the Polymedco collection device. Scrape the surface of the fecal sample probe. Stool must cover the grooved portion of the sample probe of the collection device. There are no dietary restrictions and it is a 1 day sampling.
Specimen ProcessingThe requisition must accompany the sample device. DO NOT FREEZE.
Store and TransportAmbient (room temperature)
StabilityRoom Temp 15 days (in collection device)  Refrigerated 1 month in collection device, 3 days if not  
Alternate SpecimensObtain sample off of toilet paper rather than the toilet bowl. If not sending sample in collection device probe, prefer that it be stored and transport refrigerated.
CPT Codes82274
Interface Order Code82274.Z1
Billing CodeIFOBT
Test ScheduleTue-Sat
Turnaround Time1-3 days
MethodImmunoassay
Reference Ranges
TitleRanges
Fecal Occult Blood by FITNegative
NotesCollection devices available from PAML Supply Department

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o82274.Z1Fecal Occult Blood
r82274.Z1Fecal Occult Blood82274.Z1Fecal Occult Blood  29771-3

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