The Mytest One Step Fecal Occult Blood (FOB) Test is an in vitro qualitative immunochromatographic assay for the rapid detection of Fecal Occult blood in human stool specimen
The test results are intended to aid in the diagnosis of Fecal Occult Blood and to monitor the effectiveness of therapeutic treatment
The Fecal Occult Blood (FOB) Antigen Test Kit is meant for in-vitro diagnostic use only
Kit contains: ◦ Mytest FOB Device individually foil pouched with a desiccant ◦ Extraction Buffer bottle ◦ Package insert
Fecal occult blood (FOB) refers to blood in the feces that is not visibly apparent (unlike other types of blood in stool such as melena or hematochezia). A fecal occult blood test (FOBT) checks for hidden (occult) blood in the stool (feces).
The fecal occult blood test (FOBT) is a lab test used to check stool samples for hidden (occult) blood. Occult blood in the stool may indicate colon cancer or polyps in the colon or rectum though not all cancers or polyps bleed.
For the guaiac-based FOBT, a positive test result indicates that abnormal bleeding is occurring somewhere in the digestive tract. This blood loss could be due to ulcers, diverticulosis, polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, blood swallowed due to bleeding gums or nosebleeds, or benign or cancerous tumors.