The presence of occult (hidden) blood in stool is associat- ed with gastrointestinal disorders such as diverticulitis, pol- yps, Inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn’s disease), hemorrhoids, as well as colorectal cancer (CRC).
Early diagnosis by fecal occult blood screening and treat- ment of these problems has been shown to reduce mortality from colorectal cancer significantly.
There are two common rapid methods for detecting Fecal Occult Blood; the first uses the chemical Guaiac to produce color in the presence of heme in blood but is susceptible to interferences from diet and medication. The second method is a chromatographic immunoassay that uses specific anti- bodies to detect blood in stool and is not affected by food or medication.
Turklab’s Fecal Occult Blood (FOB) Test is a qualitative im- munochromatographic test detecting human hemoglobin (hHb) in human feces for professional use.
• The test kit contains all the compenents required for per- forming the test, includig an applicator rod with twisted col- lection ends.
• Can detect the presence of very low amounts of occult blood in stool, as low as 10 ng/ml
• Verified to show no cross ınterference with animal blood (dog, cattle, sheep, pig, goat, horse, rabbit.)
• Sensitivity: 99,9%
• Specificity: 99,9%