Occult blood (Add On Only)-Genova Kit
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Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.



Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday–Thursday only.
The following are interfering substances and should be discontinued unless directed otherwise by your physician: bentonite clay, betaine HCL or digestive enzymes, castor oil, mineral oil, rectal suspositorites. If you are taking a medication that isn’t listed as an interfering substance, ask your healthcare professional before stopping any prescribed substance.
2 weeks before test: If taking antibiotics or antifungals – or taking beneficial flora supplements (acidophilus, etc.) or consuming food products containing beneficial flora(e.g. Activia®) – it is recommended that you wait at least 14 days after your last dose before beginning the test (unless instructed otherwise by your physician). There may be times when you healthcare provider prefers that you stay on one of these agents (e.g.acidophilus) in order to evaluate its effectiveness. Follow your healthcare provider’s recommendation.
A high roughage diet is recommended two days prior to testing. High roughage foods include bran cereal, peanuts, popcorn, raw fruits and vegetables.
2 days before the test: It is recommended that you discontinue use of over-the-counter suppressants of inflammation like aspirin and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin®) unless requested to continue by your physician.

Results: 14 Business Days
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Description:
Fecal occult blood is hidden blood in the stool that is not detectable through macroscopic evaluation. Such blood may arise from anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract. Occult blood may be the first and, in many cases, the only warning sign of colorectal disease, including colorectal cancer.