ColonCARE: Home-use immunological FOB test
As featured on Good Morning America
ColonCARE is a rapid, convenient, hygienic and highly sensitive method for the qualitative detection of occult blood in feces, which may be indicative of gastrointestinal diseases associated with bleeding such as colorectal carcinoma, Crohn´s disease, ulcerative colitis and colon polyps.
Only 1 bowel movement is needed to perform the test and results are available in 5 minutes. The test is performed in the privacy of one's home.
Traditional fecal occult blood testing is done with a 3-slide guaiac (e.g. Hemoccult) test. One slide is used with each of 3 successive bowel movements. There are numerous interfering substances when performing these fecal occult blood tests and, as a result, strict dietary restrictions must be met. Upon completion of the slides they must be returned to a physician or laboratory for interpretation.
Current home-use fecal occult blood tests work with this methodology. They require 3 stool samples and adherence to dietary restrictions.
ColonCARE incorporates antibodies that are specific to human hemoglobin and, as a result, interference from other sources is not a factor.
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