immoCARE is a rapid, convenient, hygienic and highly sensitive (0.05 µg hHb/ml) 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.
Traditional fecal occult blood testing is done with a 3-slide guaiac (e.g. Hemoccult) test with one slide being used with each of 3 successive bowel movements. There are numerous interfering substances when performing guaiac fecal occult blood tests and, therefore, strict dietary restrictions must be met. Upon completion of the slides they must be returned to a physician or laboratory for interpretation.
Many other fecal occult blood tests apply guaiac or other oxidizing methods with three stool samples and adherence to dietary guidelines.
immoCARE incorporates antibodies that are specific to human hemoglobin and, as a result, interference from other sources is not a factor.
Additionally, only 1 bowel movement is needed to perform the test and results are available in 5 minutes.
immoCARE is recommended for use in medical facilities as a screening test for colorectal cancer or gastrointestinal bleeding from any source.
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