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 disorders and 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. 10 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".

Discovery Diagnostics
Canadian Customers
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