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.

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

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