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Test Code Billings Clinic: 3093 Occult Blood, Stool, Diagnostic

Performing Laboratory

Billings Clinic Laboratory:  Microbiology

Useful For

This test checks for the presence of blood in a patient's stool.

  • This test will detect any blood found in the stool, including animal blood (eating a rare steak the day before the test may change the test results)


Color Reaction (Hemoccult®)

Specimen Requirements

This test is appropriately ordered by a physician/nonphysician provider (NPP) who desires to screen non-Medicare patients and for Medicare patients for reasons other than routine screening.


Collect specimen using Hemoccult® card following instructions supplied or collect a random stool specimen in a clean, dry, leakproof container with a tightly-fitting lid.

Reference Values


Day(s) Test Set Up


Test Classification and CPT Coding

82272 - Blood, occult, by peroxidase activity, qualitative, feces,1-3 determinations, performed for other than colorectal neoplasm screening

LCD or NCD test: ICD-9 code is required for this test. When appropriate, obtain a properly executed ABN and submit the ABN with test order(s). See “Medical Necessity and Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN) Policy and Form” under "Resources" for a copy of a form and additional information.