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POCT Coloscreen

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? Yes
Test code
Performed by Authorized Point of Care testing site staff
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Method Guiac
Patient Preparation Ingestion of red meat, horseradish, cantaloupe, raw turnips, cauliflower, broccoli, red radishes, and parsnip may produce false positive test results. Vitamin C, Aspirin or other NSAIDS should be avoided 7 days prior to testing.
Container type
Amount to Collect Small amount (smear) from rectal examination or stool sample
Sample type Stool
Normal range Negative
Synonyms Fecal occult blood
Additional information Results obtained with Coloscreen cannot be considered conclusive evidence of the presence or absence of gastrointestinal bleeding or pathology. Both false negative and false positive tests may occur. Coloscreen is designed as a preliminary screen and is not intended to replace other diagnostic procedures used to identify gastrointestinal pathology (endoscopy, x-ray studies). Coloscreen will only detect hemoglobin that has been released from red cells. Intact red cells do not react with this test.
LDT or Mod FDA? No
Last Updated 5/22/2013 1:56:17 PM
Entry Number 1102
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