Prima Bowel Test
What is it?
Faecal blood can indicate different gastrointestinal disorders. These disorders can be as different as ulcers, polyps, colitis, fissuresand colorectal cancer. These diseases cannot be detected only by visual examination and symptoms are often silent. Only the detection of blood in faeces can indicate a gastrointestinal disorder. Faecal occult blood in stool should be screened at least yearly starting with the age of 45 years.
Men and women from 45 to 75 years-old.
What does it do?
The BOWEL FOB TEST is a highly specific immunological rapid test and does not require a diet period as current guaiac tests. The stool sample must be collected over 3 running days to increase the probability of intermittent bleeding detection.
How does it work?
Gastrointestinal lesions are often bleeding. The blood can be detected specifically by Test in the faeces. The presence of blood can be explained by several causes: ulcers, haemorrhoids, colorectal cancer. The probability for intermittent bleeding to be detected is increased by the procedure of sample collection over 3 running days.
Why should I do the test?
Gastrointestinal disorders often bleed. The blood can be detected specifically by the faeces test. The presence of blood can be justified by benign causes; for example, ulcers, haemorrhoids, polyps, or fissures. It could also be due to a malign pathology such as colorectal cancer. Checking the presence of blood in the faeces is a very good tool for verifying health status and eventually taking the required preventive actions. In case of cancer, early detection and prevention can be life saving.