Microbiology

FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test) Reminder

In March of 2015, the Microbiology department announced new testing for Occult Blood Stool. We now offer Occult Blood, Immunoassay, Screening (Test #4315, Epic #LAB3110) and Occult Blood Immunoassay, Diagnostic (Test #4316, Epic #LAB3093) using the HemosureĀ® one-step iFOB Test. This technology has improved specificity, sensitivity, accuracy and cost-effectiveness. This test replaced the Guaiac-based test as the recommended test.

The specimen requirements are a sterile container, so patients will no longer be mailing or dropping off cards. Guaiac-based testing is still available but cards are no longer supplied.

Please review this Orderable Spotlight for more information.

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