Hemoccult test

Hem·oc·cult test

(hēm'ō-kŭlt' test)
A qualitative assay for occult blood in stool based on detecting the peroxidase activity of hemoglobin; a test kit can be used at home and the specimen produced mailed to a laboratory for evaluation.
Synonym(s): Haemoccult test.
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During the period of 7 d, all mice received following examinations everyday: weight, Hemoccult test or gross blood and stool consistency.
In addition to the possibility of systemic toxicity, Blue 1-tinted enteral feedings may interfere with diagnostic stool examinations, such as the hemoccult test.
The most common finding with a positive stool hemoccult test was rectal hemorrhoids in 20.
All sampled their own stools using both the InSure test and the Hemoccult test to determine the need for colonoscopy.
Although the InSure test does not require the dietary and drug restrictions of the Hemoccult test, all patients followed those restrictions, noted Dr.
False-positive Hemoccult test not caused by turnips [Letter].
Sensitivity, specificity and positive predictivity of the Hemoccult test in screening for colorectal cancers: the University of Minnesota's colon cancer control study.
In addition, the study found that patients overwhelmingly preferred InSure to the Hemoccult test.
Dietary restrictions do not reduce the false positive rate associated with the unrehydrated Hemoccult test, said Dr.
A negative Hemoccult test does not, however, rule out the possibility of premalignant polyps.
SmithKline Diagnostics, manufacturer of the Hemoccult test for fecal occult blood, asked the hospital to participate in the screening program.
Subsequently, doctors routinely did Hemoccult tests without knowning that a patient was taking large amounts of vitamin C.