Fecal Globin by Immunochemistry (InSure®)
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

Results: 3-5 Business days
Note: Result turnaround 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.

Patient Preparation: No special diet or avoidance of drugs or supplements is required for the InSure™ test.

Patient Instructions: Pick up the InSure™ FOBT test card and instructions at your local Quest Patient Service Center. Fecal specimen must be collected from toilet water and brushed on the InSure™ FOBT test card. Protect from direct sunlight. For clarification of collection instructions, please contact customer support at 1-800-642-4657 CHY 1-800-336-3718 option 1.

Limitations: Detects blood only from lower gastrointestinal tract. May be positive up to three days prior and until three days after menses and if hemorrhoids are present. Should not be used if toilet contains rust or salt water. Toilet freshener should be removed and toilet flushed prior to sample collection.

Description: The fecal occult blood test is an immunochromatographic fecal occult blood test that qualitatively detects human hemoglobin from blood in fecal samples. This is a useful screening aid for detecting primarily lower gastrointestinal (G.I.) disorders that may be related to iron deficiency anemia, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, polyps, adenomas, colorectal cancers or other G.I. lesions that can bleed. It is recommended for use by health professionals as part of routine physical examinations and in screening for colorectal cancer or other sources of lower G.I. bleeding.

Alternative Names: Globin, Fecal, InSure®, Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT), OB, Guaiac, FOB, Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), FOBT, FIT, Occult Blood