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Test ID NBLD0035 HemoQuant, Feces

Reporting Name

Hemoquant, F

Useful For

Detection of blood in feces

 

HemoQuant is the most appropriate fecal occult blood test to use in the evaluation of iron deficiency

 

Other useful applications include the detection of bleeding as a complication of anticoagulant therapy and other medication regimens

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Fecal


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Spoon-like sampler from kit (T134)

Submission Container/Tube: Screw-capped tube

Specimen Volume: 1 g

Collection Instructions: Collect random specimen from a single defecation.

Additional Information: Patient should be instructed to refrain from red meat and aspirin for 3 days prior to specimen collection.


Specimen Minimum Volume

1 g

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Fecal Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Ambient  7 days
  Frozen 

Reference Values

Normal:

≤2.0 mg total hemoglobin/g feces

Marginal:

2.0-3.0 mg total hemoglobin/g feces

2.0-4.0 mg total hemoglobin/g feces*

Elevated:

>3.0 mg total hemoglobin/g feces

>4.0 mg total hemoglobin/g feces*

*Alternative reference values for persons who have ingested red meat or aspirin during any of the 3 days preceding specimen collection.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; 2 p.m.

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

84126

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HQ Hemoquant, F In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
9220 Hemoquant, F 27396-1
2410 Fecal Hemoglobin 27396-1
2413 Dietary Status 11320-9

Analytic Time

1 day

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Method Name

Fluorescence Quantitation