Published on June 05, 2015

Fecal Immunochemical Test

Test ID LAB10441
CPT Code(s) 82274 OR G0328
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station 30
Specimen Routine:

Outpatient Special collection kit; see comment.

UNC Health Affiliate Testing: Special collection kit; See comment.

UNC Medical Center Inpatient (Only): Special collection kit --OR-- Stool collected directly into sterile specimen collection cup. See comment.

micro: N/A
Stability Collection Kit Bottle

Room Temperature: 15 days
2-8°C (refrigerated): 30 days


Note: Storage at 2-8°C must be maintained from the time immediately after collection in the sampling bottle until time testing is performed. Failure to maintain 2-8°C reduces stability to 15 days.

Sterile Specimen Cup

Room Temperature: 48 hours

2-8°C (Refrigerated): 5 days

Note: Sterile specimen cup only accepted from Inpatient collections at UNC Medical Center. All Outpatient collections must be collected using the collection kit.

Availability Routine: Batch testing on Mondays and Thursdays
Turnaround Time 1-4 days
Reference Range Normal: Negative

Inpatient and UNC Hospital-site clinics call Core Laboratory (984-974-2361) during dayshift hours (7:30a-4pm) to obtain collection kit and instructions.

Outpatient clinics and Affiliates call Outreach Laboratory (984-974-1810) or email the supply request account to obtain collection kits and instructions.

Inpatient specimens collected in sterile specimen cups MUST be placed in special collection kit medium within 4 hours of receipt in laboratory.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on November 15, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514