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Faecal Occult Blood

Alternate Names
Faecal Haemoglobin, Occult Blood, FOB
Ordering Information
Patient dietary restriction is not required
Laboratory
Biochemistry
Specimen
Faeces
Container
Faecal Pot (Brown topped)
Additional Collection Instructions

Collect fresh stool sample in a brown top specimen jar - stable at room temperature for up to 3 day.

 

Minimum Adult Volume
None
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Notes

Three separate stool collections are recommended

Patients should be asked to take care that faeces samples are not contaminated by menstrual blood or urine

Frequency
Twice a week
Reference Interval
Negative