Occult Blood, Gastric Fluid, Qualitative, Point of Care Testing (POCT)

Sunquest Code:OBLDG  
Epic Code:POC54Epic Name:Occult Blood Gastric POCT
Synonyms:Gastric pH; Occult Blood, Gastric; pH Gastric
Methodology:Gastroccult slide
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Gastric fluid
Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Contraindications:False positive interferences are caused by dietary-peroxidases in raw vegetables and in uncooked fruit and to a lesser extent by myoglobin in uncooked meat.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not store.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Point of Care  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, UMMC-West Bank, UMMC-East Bank)


Reference Range:Blood: Negative pH: 1.5-3.5.

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