Polymedco fecal immunochemical test (FIT)

What is OC-Light® S FIT?


The OC-Light® S FIT test is a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) performed by the lab using a simple strip procedure that gives qualitative results in 5 minutes. It utilizes colloidal gold to enhance test line intensity and clarity. There are no dietary or medicinal restrictions for the patient. This test enables the physician or the patient to easily collect a sample and return the sample to the lab or physician's office for quick and accurate results.




Does OC-Light® S have any dietary or medicinal restrictions for patients?


No, there are no dietary or medicinal restrictions for patients taking the OC-Light® S FIT test.




What is the OC-Auto® Micro 80?


The OC-Auto® Micro 80 is an automated analyzer used to analyze fecal immunochemical test (FIT) samples for the detection of blood in stool. There are no dietary restrictions required of the patient and only one sample from a single stool specimen is required.




How does a patient take the OC-Auto® fecal immunochemical test (FIT)?


The OC-Auto® fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is performed by simply placing a very small sample of the stool in the self-contained sample bottle. It does not require any dietary restrictions or alterations in medication use. All components necessary for the patient to collect the sample are provided.​​​​​​​




When should I not use OC-Auto® FIT?


You should not use OC-Auto® FIT when:

  • You have symptoms of colorectal cancer.
  • You are bleeding from hemorrhoids, menstruation or when you have blood in your urine.
  • You have bleeding cuts on your hand.




What are the benefits of OC-Auto® Micro 80 for a lab?


The following are the benefits of OC-Auto® Micro 80:

  • Fully automated, 80 tests per hour.
  • Easily implemented in the lab.
  • Patient results are automatically updated to records; eliminating transcription errors.
  • Its compact design is ideal for a small workstation.
  • It eliminates exposure to bio-hazardous material.
  • Optimized test sensitivity and specificity.
  • The samples can be bar coded.
  • Minimal maintenance.
  • Patients like the tests ease-of-use.




What is the OC-Auto® Sensor Diana?


The OC-Auto® Sensor Diana is a high throughput, automated analyzer used to analyze fecal immunochemical test (FIT) samples for the detection of blood in stool. There are no dietary restrictions required of the patient. Only one sample from a single stool specimen is required.




What are the benefits to the lab with the OC-Auto® Sensor Diana?


The benefits to the lab with the OC-Auto® Sensor Diana are:

  • More results in less time.
  • Can be easily implemented in the lab.
  • No biohazard risk for the medical professionals handling the sample or operating the instrument.
  • Automation removes subjectivity of reading test results.
  • Samples are bar coded.
  • Transcription errors are eliminated because patient results are automatically updated into their records.
  • It is capable of a continuous feed of samples.
  • Its compact design is ideal for workstation set-up.




How long do I have to wait for my Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) results?


It takes 1 to 2 weeks to receive the test results of the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT)after you drop off your sample.





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