Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Fecal Occult Blood-Testing cards available only for Pediatric areas

Test Name: Fecal Occult Blood-Testing cards available only for Pediatric areas
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Fresh random stool applied to Hemoccult card
Collection Information: As of March 1, 2019, FOBT for inpatients at LHSC and St Joseph’s Health Care will be discontinued. Feedback from Inpatient Medicine who had the greatest utilization rates was sought and there was general agreement. Pediatrics can have the Hemoccult cards available for sample application but must forward these cards to the Core Laboratory for development.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
1 hour
 
Reference Range: Negative
Effective Date: 2009-08-27
Revised Date: 2021-02-01
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: All adult Fecal Occult blood testing has been discontinued. Please refer to the
FIT RESOURCE HUB.

Ontario FIT Requisition:
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Hemoccult kit (Beckman Coulter Inc.)
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
OCB
 
Referred To:  

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