Evaluation of a desk top instrument for the automated development and immunochemical quantification of fecal occult blood.

@article{Rozen2006EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a desk top instrument for the automated development and immunochemical quantification of fecal occult blood.},
  author={Paul Rozen and Amal Waked and Alex Vilkin and Zohar Levi and Yaron Niv},
  journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={MT27-32}
}
BACKGROUND The guaiac fecal occult blood test (FOBT) for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is user dependent and not specific for human hemoglobin (Hb). The automated-developed, quantitative, immunochemical human Hb FOBT (I-FOBT) is specific, allows for quality control and selection of a suitable Hb level, with optimal sensitivity and specificity, for colonoscopy. MATERIAL/METHODS We evaluated a desktop instrument, OC-MICRO (Eiken, Japan), which automatically develops and quantifies 50 fecal… CONTINUE READING