Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Stool for O/C Test in Kenya
Brief DescriptionThis 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.
Patient PreparationThe patient is not subjected to any restrictions
Sample volumeOne polymedco OC-auto Sampling bottle with stool
Sample collection ContainerPolymedco OC-auto Sampling bottle
Sample collection instructionsFeacal sample should not contact any toilet water.
Sample storageMaintained at room temperature
Results Turnaround3 days after receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic Indicatorsdetection 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