Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Occult Blood- Feces

Synonyms
stool occult blood
guaiac stool

CMH Lab Section
Hematology

Specimen Requirements
Pea size stool specimen in a poly cup or submit sample on a hemocult card.

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
4 hrs

Special Instructions
Polycup specimens are stable for 24-hours when refrigerated

Hemocult SENSA cards - apply a thin smear on both windows A & B; see card for instructions. Stable at room temperature for 14-days

Methodology
Guiac

Ranges
Normal= Negative

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