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Epic Test Name OCCULT BLOOD GASTRIC SLIDE
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Specimen Requirements 
Container Sterile plastic container (leakproof)
Specimen Type Gastric fluid
Preferred Collection Volume 1 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 1 mL
Collection Instructions Patient prep: Limit ingestion of raw fruits and vegetables and incompletely cooked meat.

Specimen Handling Transport gastric fluid at 2-8°C. Stability (collection to initiation of testing): ambient: 24 hrs; refrigerated: 5 days; frozen: unacceptable
Rejection Criteria Frozen specimens, specimens in preservatives.
Methodology Qualitative Colorimetry
Reference Range Negative
CPT Code(s) 82271 Occult Blood 83986 gastric fluid pH
Department Microbiology
Contact Information Ph: 214-633-4940
Turn Around Time1 hr
Performed Sunday - Saturday
Performed by Microbiology
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Notes Fecal samples: refer to test Occult Blood, Fecal
Updated/Reviewed 12/14/2016


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