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Test Code IFOBT Fecal Occult Blood, Diagnostic, Immuno, LAB4080



Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Polymedco Micro OC80 Transport System

(Transports are supplied by St. Luke's Supply Distribution)


Unpreserved stool specimen may be sent, provided it is received by St. Luke's microbiology department within 4 hours of collection.


Inoculated samples are stable for 15 days at room temp and 30 days at 2-8o C.

Reference Values


Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82274 (for Diagnostic testing for occult blood in stool)