What information can I get from this test?
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.
Is this a test for cancer?
Detection of occult blood in feces is essential in the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer. The Biohit ColonView quick test is an immunological lateral flow test which detects hemoglobin and hemoglobin-haptoglobin complex (degraded hemoglobin) from stool. With this combination of two biomarkers, the ColonView test can be used for detecting bleeding derived from the colon or upper parts of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This makes ColonView a superior tool to detect bleeding cancer tumors and their precursors.
Is colonoscopy needed after this test?
If the ColonView test results suggest that your result is not normal, the doctor may recommend a colonoscopy.
How do I prepare for taking the ColonView test?
Please read the sample collection instructions that arrived with the ColonView test carefully before taking the test.
Are there any dietary restrictions for this test?
There are no dietary restrictions before sample collection.
Can I use ColonView if I have blood in my stool or urine or during menstruation? Are there any restrictions?
Unless your doctor advises differently, do not collect samples if you have visible blood in your stool or in your urine; during menstruation or 3 days before or after; during constipation; or if you take rectal medication, blood-thinning medication or high doses of NSAIDs (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen). These factors may cause false positive results.
What the ColonView test kit includes?
The ColonView test kit includes 30 test cassettes, 30 sample collection tubes, 1 Instruction for Use, 30 Instructions for sample collection, and 30 Sample collection papers.
Patient’s test kit will include 3 sample collection tubes, 1 instructions for sample collection and 3 sample collection papers.
How do I storage my samples?
Store the samples in a refrigerator inside the provided plastic bag until the third sample is collected. Return the samples for testing without delay by mail or in person. Please note that the samples can be stored in a refrigerator (2-8 °C) for no longer than 11 days, including the laboratory testing. The samples can only be stored in room temperature temporarily.