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Stool Occult Blood, 3 Screening Samples

Mnemonic:    [ST Occ 3]
Name:    Stool Occult Blood, 3 Screening Samples
Specimen:    stool submitted in a sterile container. Collect stool samples on three different days -- a separate day for each card.

Note full name, DOB (or MR#) and Date/Time collected on each card.

This orderable is for colorectal screening (3 consecutively collected samples with a single determination).

The cards must be returned to the lab within 14 days of the first sample's collection.
Reference Range:    Negative
  Method:    Peroxidase Reaction
Note:    Drug Guidelines:
--Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen or aspirin (more than one adult aspirin per day) for 7 days prior to and during the stool collection period.
--Acetaminophen can be taken as needed.
--Avoid an excess of Vitamin C (>250 mg/day) for 3 days before and during the stool sample collection period.
--Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about medications you take regularly.

Diet Guidelines:
--Avoid red meats (beef, lamb and liver) for 3 days before and during the stool collection period.
--Eat a well balanced diet including fiber such as bran cereals, fruits and vegatebles.

Hemoccult Slides developed less than 3 days after sample application may give a false positive due to the presence of fruit or vegetable peroxidases which have not yet degraded.

Slides containing samples may be stored for up to 14 days at room temperature before developing.

Order in PowerOrders through Stool Occult Blood Order set.
Processing Info:    At CMMC we can only accept Hemoccult cards from Beckman Coulter. Other manufacturer cards are not acceptable.