Specimen Requirements


Occult Blood, Fecal IA

Specimen Requirement

Collection container: Polymedco OC-Auto Sampling Bottle.

Collection instructions: Enter patient identification and date of collection on sampling bottle label. Place collection paper inside toilet bowl on top of water. Deposit fecal sample on top of collection paper. Do not allow fecal sample to contact toilet water until after specimen has been collected. Open the green cap on the sampling bottle by twisting and pulling upwards. Scrape the surface of the fecal sample with the sampling probe. Cover the grooved portion of the sampling probe completely with the fecal sample. Close the sampling bottle by inserting the sampling probe and snap the green cap on tight. Do not reopen. Flush remaining stool and used collection paper. Only one stool specimen collected from one bowel movement is required.


Immunoassay (IA)


Room temp: 15 days

Reference Range

By Report *


1-3 days

Clinical Use

Qualitative detection of fecal occult blood

Test Code