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Test ID NBLD0219 GASTROCCULT TEST FOR OCCULT BLOOD AND PH

Specimen Type/Requirements

Specimen: Gastric aspirate or Vomitus. Collect gastric aspirates by nasogastric intubation or collect vomitus in a clean, sealed container.

Minimum Volume

1 mL

Transport Temperature

Transport immediately to the laboratory at room temperature.

Performed Test Frequency

Daily as received.

Methodology

Occult blood: Guaiac-peroxidase
pH: Dye color change

CPT

82930

Performing Lab

Sanford Fargo