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.
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
No Occult Blood, Gastric Negative
No Occult Blood, Gastric Fluid pH 1-7

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82271; 83986

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060310 Occult Blood, Gastric Fluid 2334-1
2002870 Occult Blood, Gastric Fluid pH
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Aliases
  • Gastric Occult blood
Occult Blood, Gastric