Hemosure Home Specimen Collection mailer kit for Immunological fecal occult Blood testing. Hemosure® One Step Immunological Fecal Occult Blood Test is a rapid, immunochemical device for the qualitative determination of Fecal Occult Blood by laboratories or physician's offices. It is useful in determining gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding in a number of GI disorders, e.g. diverticulitis, colitis, polyps, and colorectal cancer
Hemosure is a worldwide recognized iFOBT brand known for quality, accuracy and reliability. We are dedicated to saving lives and educating patients on the importance of getting screened for gastrointestinal bleeding disorders.
Clia Complexity: Waived
Test Result Time: 5 minutes
Note: Each kit contains a return mailer, 2 collection papers and return form instructions.
The guaiac method was developed by Van Deen in 1864 to detect occult blood. Boas began to use this method in 1901 to diagnose gastric bleeding. Since that time, numerous improvements have been introduced which utilize the peroxides activity of heme. However, in order to get accurate test results, guaiac-based tests require that certain foods, drugs, vitamins and other substances should be avoided before and during the sample collection period. Several authors have also found that some patients with colorectal cancer or adenoma tested negative for occult blood because of the lack of sensitivity of guaiac-based method.