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22909 Occult Blood, Stool

Occult Blood, Stool
Test Code: OCC
Synonyms/Keywords
Blood, Occult in Stool, Stool, Occult Blood, Hemoccult​
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Stool​ Three Hemoccult slides from 3 different days​ 1 gram of fresh stool​
Collection Processing Instructions

Patient should follow these instructions:
1. Do not collect samples during or until three days after a menstrual period, during the presence of bleeding   hemorrhoids or blood in the urine.
2. Do not consume the following drugs, vitamins, and foods:
a. Avoid aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen, indomethacin, naproxen) 7 days prior to and during the test period. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be taken as needed.
b. Avoid vitamin C in excess of 250 mg per day (from all sources) for 72 hours prior to and during the test period. Some iron supplements contain vitamin C in excess of 250 mg.
c. Avoid red meat (beef, lamb) for 72 hours prior to and during the test period.
d. Collect samples from three different days.
e. Protect the slides from heat, light and volatile chemicals (iodine, ammonia, bleach, and household cleaners).
f. Keep the cover flap over the slides closed.
g. To increase test sensitivity, sample should be applied directly to Hemoccult cards immediately after specimen collection.​

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Stool​ Refrigerated​
Rejection Criteria
​​Specimen submitted in Cary Blair transport medium
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Bloomer​ ​​Monday through Friday​ ​​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​​
​Cadott​Monday through Friday​Less than 2 hours​Hemoccult
Chetek​ ​Monday through Friday​ ​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Chippewa Falls ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Colby/Abbotsford ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Cornell ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
Cumberland​ ​​Monday through Friday​ ​​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​​
​Diagnostic Treatment Center ​Monday through Sunday ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Eagle River ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Eau Claire ​Monday through Sunday ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Flambeau Hospital ​Monday through Sunday ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
Greenwood​ ​​Monday through Friday​ ​​​Less than 2 hours ​​Hemoccult ​
Hayward​ ​​Monday through Friday​ ​​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​​
​Ladysmith Medical Center ​Monday through Sunday ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Lake Hallie ​Monday through Sunday ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Lakeview Medical Center ​Monday through Sunday ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
Marshfield​ Monday through Friday​ ​Less than 2 hours Hemoccult ​
Menomonie​ ​​Monday through Friday​ ​​​Less than 2 hours ​​Hemoccult ​
Mercer​ ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Merrill ​Monday through Saturday ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Mosinee ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours Hemoccult ​​
Neillsville​​Monday through Sunday​Less than 2 hours​Hemoccult ​​
​Oakwood ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Phillips ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Stettin ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
Stevens Point​ ​​Monday through Friday​ ​​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​​
Stratford​ ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Wausau ​Monday through Sunday ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Wisconsin Rapids ​Monday through Friday​ ​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Wittenberg ​Monday through Friday​ ​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
All Performing Sites Negative​
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
82270​ Blood, occult (screening)​
82272​ Blood, occult (diagnostic)​
Synonyms/Keywords
Blood, Occult in Stool, Stool, Occult Blood, Hemoccult​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Occult Blood-Stool, Guaiac
​Cerner ​Occult Blood Stool (Lab)
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Stool​ Three Hemoccult slides from 3 different days​ 1 gram of fresh stool​
Collection Processing

Patient should follow these instructions:
1. Do not collect samples during or until three days after a menstrual period, during the presence of bleeding   hemorrhoids or blood in the urine.
2. Do not consume the following drugs, vitamins, and foods:
a. Avoid aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen, indomethacin, naproxen) 7 days prior to and during the test period. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be taken as needed.
b. Avoid vitamin C in excess of 250 mg per day (from all sources) for 72 hours prior to and during the test period. Some iron supplements contain vitamin C in excess of 250 mg.
c. Avoid red meat (beef, lamb) for 72 hours prior to and during the test period.
d. Collect samples from three different days.
e. Protect the slides from heat, light and volatile chemicals (iodine, ammonia, bleach, and household cleaners).
f. Keep the cover flap over the slides closed.
g. To increase test sensitivity, sample should be applied directly to Hemoccult cards immediately after specimen collection.​

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Stool​ Refrigerated​
Rejection Criteria
​​Specimen submitted in Cary Blair transport medium
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
All Performing Sites Negative​
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Bloomer​ ​​Monday through Friday​ ​​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​​
​Cadott​Monday through Friday​Less than 2 hours​Hemoccult
Chetek​ ​Monday through Friday​ ​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Chippewa Falls ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Colby/Abbotsford ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Cornell ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
Cumberland​ ​​Monday through Friday​ ​​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​​
​Diagnostic Treatment Center ​Monday through Sunday ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Eagle River ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Eau Claire ​Monday through Sunday ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Flambeau Hospital ​Monday through Sunday ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
Greenwood​ ​​Monday through Friday​ ​​​Less than 2 hours ​​Hemoccult ​
Hayward​ ​​Monday through Friday​ ​​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​​
​Ladysmith Medical Center ​Monday through Sunday ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Lake Hallie ​Monday through Sunday ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Lakeview Medical Center ​Monday through Sunday ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
Marshfield​ Monday through Friday​ ​Less than 2 hours Hemoccult ​
Menomonie​ ​​Monday through Friday​ ​​​Less than 2 hours ​​Hemoccult ​
Mercer​ ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Merrill ​Monday through Saturday ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Mosinee ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours Hemoccult ​​
Neillsville​​Monday through Sunday​Less than 2 hours​Hemoccult ​​
​Oakwood ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Phillips ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Stettin ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
Stevens Point​ ​​Monday through Friday​ ​​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​​
Stratford​ ​Monday through Friday​ ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Wausau ​Monday through Sunday ​​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Wisconsin Rapids ​Monday through Friday​ ​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
​Wittenberg ​Monday through Friday​ ​Less than 2 hours ​Hemoccult ​
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
82270​ Blood, occult (screening)​
82272​ Blood, occult (diagnostic)​
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