Test Catalog

Test

Code
M125
Name
OCCULT BLOOD GASTRIC
Description
Also known as: OBG, M125
Orderable Code: M125
Test Contains (LOINC): Occult Blood Gastric Fluid (2334-1)
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Sample Type: Gastric Fluid
Preferred Container: Standard Transport Tube
Sample Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimal Sample Volume: 0.5 mL
Handling Instructions
Transfer 1 mL gastric fluid to a Standard Transport Tube.
Client Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
Unsuitable Specimen: Fecal specimens.
TESTING
Frequency: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Expected Turn Around: 1 – 2 Days
Responsible Dept: Reference Lab
Referral Lab: ARUP
Referral Lab Code: 0060310
CPT: 82271; 83986
Methodology: Qualitative Colorimetry
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Notes: Limit ingestion of raw fruits and vegetables and incompletely cooked meat.