COLOSCREEN A TEST FOR OCCULT BLOOD
ColoScreen is a guaiac slide test for the qualitative
detection of fecal occult blood. It is a useful aid in the
diagnosis of a number of gastrointestinal
is recommended for use in:
1. Routine physical examinations
2. Routine hospital testing
3. Mass screening for colorectal cancer
The detection of occult blood is critical for the detection of many gastrointestinal diseases. The presence of
occult blood in fecal material may indicate
gastrointestinal pathology such as hemorrhoids,
diverticulitis, fissures, colitis or colorectal cancer.
ColoScreen is a simple, aesthetic, inexpensive test
designed for use in the collection and preparation of
stool specimens. It overcomes the instability of guiaiac
solution and the hypersensitivity of benzidine and orthotolidine.
If a positive result is obtained with the test, a follow-up
with additional diagnostic tests, as soon as possible, is
essential. As with any occult blood test, results with
ColoScreen cannot be considered conclusive evidence of
the presence or absence of gastrointestinal bleeding or
pathology. The test is not intended as a replacement for
other diagnostic procedures such as proctosigmoidoscopy
examination, barium enema, and X-ray studies.
ColoCheck Monitors are provided on each ColoScreen
Slide. This specially treated area provides assurance
that the guaiac-impregnated paper and the ColoScreen
Developer are react ing according to product
specifications. Positive ColoCheck Monitor is an
impregnated substance in a base carrier and will turn
blue within 30 seconds after application of ColoScreen
Developer if the test system is reacting according to
product specifications. Negative ColoCheck Monitor
consists of guaiac impregnated paper and will not turn
blue upon addition of ColoScreen Developer.
"The Canadian Cancer Society recommends that men and women age 50 and over have a fecal occult blood test at least every two years. The Society accepts convincing evidence that the death rate from colorectal cancer can be reduced significantly if this screening takes place widely among the Canadian population. Colorectal cancer screening programs should ensure that the most effective technology for screening is used".
Canadian Customers if you wish to speak to a Discovery Diagnostics sales representative or customer service,
for information about ColoScreen Fecal Occult Blood Test,
Toll Free within Canada: 1-888-883-9101.Outside Canada, click here for ordering information.