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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Faecal occult blood (FOB)
Sample
Faeces
Sample container
FOB card
Volume required
Apply to card
Special requirements for specimen collection
See instruction sheet circulated with cards.  Cards available from lab.
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
Used to identify gastro-intestinal bleeding, especially from occult neoplasm. False positive results may follow ingestion of red meat and gum bleeding
Turn around time
5 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017