Fecal Globin by Immunochemistry (InSure) : 11290

Test Code
FGLOB or 11290

Alias/See Also
InSure, Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT), Guaiac, Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), FOBT, FIT, Occult Blood

CPT Codes

Patient preparation:
No special diet or avoidance of drugs or supplements is required for the InSure test.

Insure Test Kit must be used. See collection instructions included in Insure Test Kit.

Transport Container
Fecal specimen collected from toilet water and brushed on the InSure  FOBT Test Card

Submit one InSure FOBT test card with specimen applied to both windows.

Transport Temperature
Room temperature.

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 14 days; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Stool submitted in any container, InSure FOBT cards with stool applied to the sample windows, Any test card with obvious blood present.


Setup Schedule
Monday - Friday

Report Available
1-4 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report.

Clinical Significance
The fecal occult blood test is an immunochromatographic fecal occult blood test that qualitatively detects human hemoglobin from blood in fecal samples. This is a useful screening aid for detecting primarily lower gastrointestinal (G.I.) disorders that may be related to iron deficiency anemia, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, polyps, adenomas, colorectal cancers or other G.I. lesions that can bleed. It is recommended for use by health professionals as part of routine physical examinations and in screening for colorectal cancer or other sources of lower G.I. bleeding.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.