Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Stool for O/C Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This stool test is performed to detect human hemoglobin in fecal specimens. O/C Test is prescribed in determining the exact cause and source of the occult blood in the feces. Occult blood in the stool may indicate colon cancer or polyps in the colon or rectum.

Synonyms

FIT, iFOBT

Patient Preparation

The patient is not subjected to any restrictions

Sample Type

Stool

Sample volume

One polymedco OC-auto Sampling bottle with stool

Sample collection Container

Polymedco OC-auto Sampling bottle

Sample collection instructions

Feacal sample should not contact any toilet water.

Sample storage

Maintained at room temperature

Reference range

Negative/Normal

Results Turnaround

3 days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

detection of human hemoglobin in fecal specimens may be evidence of gastrointestinal bleeding. Additional follow up diagnostic procedures such as colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy are recommended to determine the exact cause and source of the occult blood in the feces