Occult Blood (Add-On Only)-BioHealth Kit (DO NOT USE)

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

Coupon Codes not valid for Add-on testing.

This test can only be ordered with the Comprehensive GI Assessment (401-EXP)-BioHealth Kit

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

Results: 10-14 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.

Collection Requirements: 1 collection

Sample Collection: For 5 days prior to and during sample collection: Do not take mineral oils, non-absorbable anti-diarrheal preparations, bismuth, antacids, castor oil or liquid petrolatum. If you are taking any antibiotic, anti-parasitic, anti-malarial or anti-fungal medication, you must stop and wait 2 weeks before taking this test. If you have recently undergone any radiological exam involving barium sulfate you must wait at least 2 weeks before taking this test. Do not use bulk laxatives or enemas to assist bowel movements during the period in which you are collecting your samples. OTC glycerin rectal suppositories may be used.

Description: Fecal occult blood is blood in the stool that is not detectable through macroscopic evaluation. 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.