Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
FOB IA
Methodology

Qualitative Immunoassay

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

2-3 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Stool.

Specimen Preparation

For Clinical Collections: Dip sampling bottle transfer wand into stool collection and place back into the FOBT-CHEKoc sampling bottle (ARUP Supply #49940) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. 
For Patient In Home Collection: Patients will dip sampling bottle transfer wand into stool collection and place back into the FOBT-CHEKoc sampling bottle provided in the Patient Take Home Kit (ARUP Supply #49952 which comes with complete patient collection instructions) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. Stool must be transferred to sampling bottle within 4 hours. 

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Unpreserved stool.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 15 days; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Negative

Interpretive Data

No single cutoff provides superior colorectal cancer detection rates. The test manufacturer recommends the use of a 100 ng/mL cutoff that produces a specificity of approximately 95 percent for the detection of lower gastrointestinal bleeding. This test does not detect upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82274

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3000417 Occult Blood, Fecal Immunoassay Interp
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Aliases
  • Fecal globin
  • Fecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT)
  • Fecal occult blood immunoassay
  • iFOBT
Occult Blood, Fecal by Immunoassay