Occult Blood, Fecal-Diagnostic 
Mnemonic OCLT-DIAG
CPT 82274
Test Code 6800416
Synonyms Fecal Occult Blood Diagnostic, Guaiac
Test Includes Detection of human hemoglobin in stool
Specimen Stool
Container Polymedco OC-Auto 80 Collection Device
Special Instructions There are no dietary or medicinal restrictions for this test.
Specimen Prep Collect stool specimen. Fill in all required information on the Collection device label. Open green cap of OC-Auto 80 Collection device by twisting and lifting. Scrape the surface of the stool specimen with the sample probe. Cover the grooved portion of the sample probe completely with stool. Close the Collection Device by inserting the sample probe. Snap the green cap on tightly. Do not reopen.
Storage Room Temperature or Refrigerate
Transport Temp Room Temperature
Stability Rm Temp 15 days
Stability Refrig 30 days
Stability Frozen Unacceptable
Methodology Immunochemical
Rejection Criteria Inappropriate specimen, inappropriate transport device, delay in transport. 
Reference Value Negative 
Performed/TAT Monday - Sunday   4-8 Hours    
Comments Patients with hemorrhoids or menstrual bleeding should not be tested, however, they may be tested after such bleeding ceases. Urine and excessive dilution of specimen with water from the toilet bowl may cause erroneous results. This test is not for use in testing urine, gastric, or other body fluid specimens. For annual screening, please order Occult Blood, Fecal-Screen (Test Code: 6800418).