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Test Code Billings Clinic: 4975 Occult Blood, Immunochemical, Stool (iFOBT) - Office Exam

Performing Laboratory

Billings Clinic Laboratory:  Hematology

Useful For

This test is useful for the early detection of colorectal cancer.



Specimen Requirements

Collection kits must be distributed to patients through Clinic Blood Draw.

  1. Place supplied collection paper inside toilet bowl on top of water.
  2. Deposit stool specimen on top of collection paper.
  3. Collect specimen from stool before paper sinks and stool specimen touches water. Scrape surface of specimen with specimen probe, insert probe into bottle and snap green cap on tightly.
  4. Flush. Collection paper is biodegradable and will not harm septic systems.
  5. Label bottle with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen.
  6. Return specimen bottle to laboratory in envelope provided.
  7. Forward promptly at ambient temperature only.

Reference Values

Negative (reported as positive or negative)

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82274 - Blood, occult, by fecal hemoglobin determination by immunoassay, qualitative, feces, 1-3 simultaneouss determinations

LOINC Code Information

Reporting Name LOINC Code
IFOBT 29771-3