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Test Code SQ ZOCBLG, EPIC LAB696 Occult Blood and pH, Gastric

Methodology

Peroxidase Activity (eg, guaiac)

Useful in the detection of gastric trauma or deteriorating gastric condition.

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Gastric

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient 24 hours/Refrigerate 5 days

Reference Values

OCCULT BLOOD

Negative (reported as positive or negative)

pH

Males: ≤5

Females: ≤7

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82271-Occult blood

83986-pH