Accu-Tell Rapid FOB Test
An FOB (Faecal Occult Blood) test allows for the detection of human haemoglobin and blood in a stool sample not visible to the naked eye. The FOB test can, thus, provide information on hidden sources of bleeding in the digestive tract, which can occur due to colon cancer or large haemorrhoids, for example.
Advantages of the Rapid FOB Test:
- Easy and quick to perform
- The FOB test only detects haemoglobin
- A special diet before the test is not necessary
The traditional guaiac FOB test requires that patients are on a special diet in order to avoid distortion of the results (for example, after eating raw meat or peroxidase-containing vegetables such as cauliflower). The FOB test was developed to overcome these dietary restrictions. The FOB test uses an antibody response, which is specifically directed against human haemoglobin and, thus, leaves no distortion of results. The antibodies are applied to the test area and after contact with the antigen (human haemoglobin), they migrate to the test line. The FOB test not only makes the test procedure easier for patients, but also offers maximum safety and reliability.
Another advantage offered by the FOB test is that the sample can be handled hygienically. The sample tubes are already provided with an extraction solution, so after closing the sample in the tube by your patient, no further contact with the sample is necessary. You simply open the dropper tip of the FOB test and apply the stool sample solution on the test cassette. You will have reliable FOB test results within 5 minutes.
Delivery contents: 20 FOB test cassettes, 20 sample tubes with reagent, detailed test instructions.