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Analyzers, Point-of-Care, Feces, Occult Blood

Definition : Point-of-care analyzers designed to determine the presence of nonvisible (i.e., occult) blood (i.e., human hemoglobin) in feces samples. These analyzers usually perform automated tests using clinical chemistry and/or immunoassay methods in a short time (several minutes); most of them require the technician to take the sample in a dedicated collector and place it directly in the instrument, usually one specimen at a time. Occult blood feces analyzers are intended to help physicians diagnose blood loss from the gastrointestinal tract; they are mostly used for screening patients for colorectal carcinomas, but are also used to detect bleeding ulcers and/or other malignant diseases in the gastrointestinal tract.

Entry Terms : "Occult Blood Feces Analyzers" , "Analyzers, Point-of-Care, Feces"

UMDC code : 24092

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Helena Laboratories Corp

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Helena Laboratories is a clinical laboratory instrument and reagent manufacturer. Our clients include major medical centers, small hospitals, large reference laboratories and small private doctor's laboratories.

Quidel Corp

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Quidel Corporation (Nasdaq: QDEL) is a leading manufacturer of diagnostic healthcare solutions serving to enhance the health and well being of people around the globe with well known and respected products that provide healthcare professionals with accurate and cost-effective diagnostic information at the point of care (POC).

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