Occult Blood, Immunological (iFOB)

Specimen Collection Requirements


One Fecal Collection Tube containing 2.0 mL of extraction buffer.

Detailed instructions for in-home collection by patients is available on the SHS intranet > Laboratory Services > Collection guidelines.


If Fecal Collection Tube is not used immediately after sampling, it may be

safely stored up to six (6) days at ambient room temperature as high as 98.6ºF (37 ºC), OR up

to 30 days in refrigerator at 2-8°C.




Rejection Criteria

Only Hemosure Fecal Collection Tubes are acceptable for testing.

Testing Information


Samaritan Health Services Laboratory

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 08:24:57 AM