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Occult Blood, Gastric
0060310
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
GASBLD
Methodology
Qualitative Colorimetry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Limit ingestion of raw fruits and vegetables and incompletely cooked meat. 
Collect
Gastric fluid. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL gastric fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube (ARUP Supply #43115). (Min: 0.5 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Fecal specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Available Separately
Components
Reference Interval
NoOccult Blood, GastricNegative
NoOccult Blood, Gastric Fluid pH1-7

Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
82271; 83986
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060310Occult Blood, Gastric Fluid2334-1
2002870Occult Blood, Gastric Fluid pH
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Aliases
  • Gastric Occult blood