Fecal Occult Blood

Fecal Occult Blood (FOB) refers to blood in the feces that is not visibly apparent.  A fecal occult blood test (FOBT) checks for hidden (occult) blood in the stool (feces). Fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), as its name implies, aims to detect subtle blood loss in the gastrointestinal tract, anywhere from the mouth to the colon. Positive tests ("positive stool") may result from either upper gastrointestinal bleeding or lower gastrointestinal bleeding and warrant further investigation for peptic ulcers or a malignancy (such as colorectal cancer or gastric cancer). The test does not directly detect colon cancer but is often used in clinical screening for that disease, but it can also be used to look for active occult blood loss in anemia or when there are gastrointestinal symptoms.

 

hema-screen is a rapid, convenient, and non-offensive qualitative method for detecting occult blood in the stool. It is intended for professional use as an aid in the diagnosis of asymptomatic gastrointestinal conditions that may manifest themselves by the presence of occult blood in the stool.

​This test is recommended for use in routine hospital testing, mass screening programs for colorectal cancer, and in testing of postoperative patients and newborn infants

 

hema-screen ER is a rapid, convenient, and non-offensive qualitative method for detecting occult blood in the stool. It is intended for professional use as an aid in the diagnosis of asymptomatic gastrointestinal conditions that may manifest themselves by the presence of occult blood in the stool.

This test is recommended for use in routine hospital testing, mass screening programs for colorectal cancer, and in testing of postoperative patients and newborn infants.

 

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