What is a Stool Occult blood test?
The stool for the occult blood test, also called a faecal occult blood test (FOBT), checks the presence of blood in stool that is not visible to the naked eye. The blood in the stool is indicative of some kind of bleeding in the digestive tract, which can be indicative of conditions like polyps, ulcers, and colorectal cancer.
When is the Stool Occult blood test recommended?
It is recommended:For screening digestive tract bleeding, which may be a cause of colon cancer, asymptomatic ulcerated lesions of the GI tract, polyps, haemorrhoids, diverticulosis, and colitis (a type of inflammatory bowel disease).To evaluate unexpected anaemia.
What does it measure?
The Stool Occult blood test measures:The FOBT measures whether there is any blood in a stool sample using a chemical reaction.Invisible blood in the stool can be a screening test for carcinoma colon (a type of cancer) and can help in early diagnosis and management.Most cases of colon cancer begin with benign intestinal polyps, which are relatively common in people over the age of 50. Mostly, these polyps may have not caused any health problems, but some can become cancerous.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the stool sample.
What is the cost of the Stool Occult blood test in Mumbai?
The cost of the Stool Occult blood test in Mumbai is Rs. 120.
How often should I get tested for the Stool Occult blood test?
The Stool Occult blood test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values of the Stool Occult blood test?
What is the type of sample required?
We require a stool sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for the Stool Occult blood test?
No, fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Stool Occult blood test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book the Stool Occult blood test in Mumbai?
Log into www.orangehealth.com and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book the Stool Occult blood test with Orange Health Labs in Mumbai?
Orange Health Labs is the Fastest Diagnostic Lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Mumbai. Or our trained, professional and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!