Ideal tools for colorectal cancer screening

ColonView lateral flow quick test is intended for simple detection of fecal occult blood (FOB) in stool samples. The test is based on highly sensitive immunochemical detection of hemoglobin and hemoglobin/haptoglobin complex. The principal use of the Biohit ColonView Hb and Hb/Hp test is to screen for lower gastrointestinal (GI) pathologies, such as colorectal cancers and large adenomas that bleed. With the combination of two biomarkers, the ColonView quick test detects bleeding derived from both lower and upper gastrointestinal tract.

About ColonView

ColonView lateral flow tests are intended for simple detection of fecal occult blood (FOB) in stool samples. The detection of blood is based on sensitive and specific immunochemical detection of human hemoglobin or hemoglobin/haptoglobin complex. The principal application of Biohit ColonView Hb and Hb/ Hp tests is to screen for lower gastrointestinal (GI) pathologies, such as colorectal cancers and large adenomas that bleed. Screening for colorectal cancer can improve cancer detection at an early, still curable stage, therefore reducing mortality.

ColonView Hb test detects whole, intact human hemoglobin. Hemoglobin dissociates during its passing through the gastrointestinal tract. For this reason, ColonView Hb test is especially suitable for detection of bleeding from the colon and rectum.

Hemoglobin that has dissociated is bound by haptoglobin protein to form Hb/Hp complex. Hb/Hp is a more stable molecule than hemoglobin, and there is evidence (9) that bleeding from large adenomas can be found better by detection of Hb/Hp, rather than Hb, in stool samples. Almost all colorectal tumors develop from large adenomas, and their removal is an efficient way of preventing colorectal cancer. Combination of ColonView Hb and Hb/Hp testing may therefore aid both detection and prevention or colorectal cancer.

As Hb/Hp complex is more stable than hemoglobin, its detection in stool may also indicate bleeding from GI tract above the colon. Combination of ColonView Hb and Hb/Hp testing can aid localization of the bleeding prior to further examination.

ColonView Hb and Hb/Hp tests are provided with easy-touse patient Sample Collection Kits that include all that is needed for convenient home sample collection, without the need to touch stool samples. The same sample can be used for both Hb and Hb/Hp testing.

ColonView Hb and Hb/Hp tests are simple, one-step lateral flow tests that give results in 15 minutes.

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About colon cancer

What is Colon Cancer? What are Colon Cancer Symptoms?

  • Also referred to as colorectal cancer
  • Occurs in the colon (or large intestine) or in the rectum
  • Often develops slowly
  • Second-leading cause of cancer mortalities in men and women combined in the United States

Before cancer develops, an abnormal growth called a polyp may develop on the inner lining of the large intestine or rectum. While polyps are common and typically don’t cause symptoms, some are dangerous and can turn into cancer over time. What are the symptoms of colon cancer? Colon cancer often has no obvious signs or symptoms in its early stages. By the time colon cancer symptoms show themselves, in many cases the cancer has advanced to a later stage. If you experience any of the following colon cancer symptoms, see your doctor immediately:

  • A change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea or constipation that lasts for more than a few days
  • A feeling that you need to have a bowel movement that is not relieved by having one
  • Blood in your stool
  • Cramping or stomach pain
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Unexpected weight loss

Can you prevent colon cancer?

Colon cancer is one of the most preventable, yet least prevented, cancers in the US today. It is the third most diagnosed cancer, and second leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women 50 years of age and older. Despite these facts, colon cancer is one of the most treatable cancers if it is found early through screening.

Yet, 1 in 3 adults 50 years of age or older is still not getting screened as recommended. Even if you don’t have any symptoms, regular screening is worthwhile, because it can:

  • Find polyps
  • Find colon cancer early, when it is highly treatable
  • Alert you to changes in your colon


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