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guaiac

 [gwi´ak]
a resin from certain Caribbean trees, used as a reagent.
guaiac test one for occult blood; glacial acetic acid and guaiac are mixed with the specimen; on addition of hydrogen peroxide, the presence of blood is indicated by a blue tint.

guai·ac test

an obsolete test using glacial acetic acid, gum guaiac solution or hydrogen peroxide to detect traces of fecal or occult blood.

guaiac test

a test, using guaiac as a reagent, formerly performed on feces and urine for detecting occult blood in the intestinal and urinary tracts.

guai·ac test

(gwī'ak test)
A screening procedure for occult blood in stool.

Almén,

August Teodor, Swedish physiologist, 1833-1903.
Almén test for blood - a test for occult blood. Synonym(s): guaiac test; Schönbein test; van Deen test

guaiac test

a tree resin from Guajaaem officinale; used in a test for occult blood in the feces.
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Contract notice: Read guaiac tests for occult blood in the stool and the transmission of results to the university hospital of tours.
The framework agreement for the supply of test kits for colorectal cancer based on guaiac tests for the occult blood in the stool, a self sample taken at home by the patient.
Improved Fecal Occult Blood Tests (FOBT) called Fecal Immunochemical Tests (FITs), look for human blood in the stool and are more effective at detecting cancers and polyps than the older and more widely used stool screening tests -- the guaiac tests (GTs), said James Allison, MD, an adjunct investigator with the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, UCSF Clinical Professor of Medicine Emeritus and lead author of the study.