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8460Stool Occult Blood, Fecal Immunochemical Test
Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
The DEVEL-a-TAB Sampler specimen is stable at room temperature for 30 days from the earliest collection date.
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Specimen Requirements
Do not collect specimen during or until three days after a menstrual period, or while you have blood in urine or bleeding from hemorrhoids or dental work.
Specimen Type:Stool
Hema-screen Specific, a fecal immunochemical test (FIT)
Clinical Utility
Hema-screen SPECIFIC, a Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), is a rapid, convenient qualitative immunoassay for the determination of human hemoglobin in feces, a vital tool in the diagnosis and therapy of gastrointestinal disorders. Traditionally, guaiac fecal occult blood testing methods have been used. However, guaiac methods have a low clinical sensitivity and specificity and false positive results due to dietary substances including meat and certain fruits, drugs, and other causes are common.
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