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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Faecal Immunochemical Test

Faecal Immunochemical Test

FIT collection pack

TestFaecal Immunochemical Test
Common AbbreviationsFIT
Tube type FIT collection pack
Clinical Indication FIT can be used to identify patients who have GI bleeding in the large bowel which can be an indication of significant GI pathology e.g. colorectal cancer
Specimen Typefaeces
Sample typefaeces in extraction tube
Minimum Volume1 extraction tube with faeces
Special Precautionsmust use dedicated collection tube
Stability> 7 days at 2-8 degree C
Turnaround Time 3 days for all locations
Reference Interval results >10ug/g faeces are considered positive
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