Faecal Occult Blood Rapid Test Device

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Model Number: NH-33547

Brand: Niche Healthcare

The FOB Rapid Test Device (Faeces) is a rapid visual immunoassay for the qualitative presumptive detection of human haemoglobin in human faecal specimens. This kit is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of lower gastrointestinal (g.i.) pathologies.

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A Faecal Occult Blood rapid test device is a diagnostic tool used to detect the presence of occult (hidden) blood in faeces. Occult blood refers to blood that is not visibly apparent in the stool but is detectable through laboratory testing. This type of testing is often used for colorectal cancer screening, as well as for diagnosing other gastrointestinal conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, or polyps.

The rapid test device for faecal occult blood typically works by employing immunological methods to detect the presence of human haemoglobin in faecal samples. Haemoglobin is a protein found in red blood cells, and its presence in the stool may indicate bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract.

The procedure for conducting the test usually involves collecting a small sample of faeces from the patient, either using a collection kit provided with the test device or through other means. The sample is then applied to the test device, which contains specific reagents designed to react with human haemoglobin. If occult blood is present in the faecal sample, a visible reaction occurs on the test device, indicating a positive result.

Faecal occult blood rapid tests are convenient and non-invasive screening tools that can be performed in various healthcare settings, including clinics, hospitals, and primary care offices. These tests are particularly valuable for early detection of colorectal cancer and other gastrointestinal disorders, as they allow for timely intervention and treatment.

It’s important to note that while faecal occult blood testing is a valuable screening tool, it may produce false-positive or false-negative results in some cases. Therefore, positive results often warrant further investigation, such as colonoscopy or other imaging studies, to confirm the presence of abnormalities in the gastrointestinal tract and establish a definitive diagnosis. Additionally, dietary restrictions or medications may need to be considered before conducting the test to ensure accurate results.

Tumour clinical testing

Tumour clinical testing is crucial for several reasons:

      1.    Diagnosis and Staging: Clinical testing helps diagnose the presence of tumours and determines their type, size, and extent (staging). This information is essential for developing an appropriate treatment plan.

      2.    Treatment Planning: Testing provides critical information about the molecular characteristics of the tumour, helping healthcare professionals tailor treatment strategies. This may include targeted therapies, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or a combination of these.

      3.    Predicting Treatment Response: Certain tests, like molecular profiling, can predict how a tumour is likely to respond to specific treatments. This allows for more personalized and effective therapeutic interventions.

      4.    Monitoring Treatment Effectiveness: Ongoing clinical testing helps assess how well a chosen treatment is working. Changes in tumour markers or imaging results can indicate whether the treatment is achieving the desired outcomes.

      5.    Identifying Genetic Mutations: Genetic testing can identify specific mutations within tumours, guiding treatment decisions and providing insights into hereditary factors that might impact treatment and inform family members.

      6.    Clinical Trials: Tumour testing is often a prerequisite for participation in clinical trials. Clinical trials are essential for testing new treatments and advancing our understanding of cancer biology.

      7.    Prognosis and Risk Assessment: Testing helps determine the prognosis by assessing the aggressiveness of the tumour and estimating the likelihood of recurrence. This information is crucial for making informed decisions about follow-up care.

      8.    Precision Medicine: Tumour testing supports the concept of precision medicine, where treatments are tailored to an individual’s unique genetic and molecular profile. This approach aims to maximize therapeutic effectiveness while minimizing side effects.

In summary, tumour clinical testing is integral to the comprehensive management of cancer. It enables accurate diagnosis, informs treatment decisions, and contributes to ongoing research and advancements in cancer care.


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