Colorectal Cancer Screening:
Can Save Patients' Lives
Facts About Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths. A Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) should be performed annually on all patients over the age of 50. However, CRC is one of the most curable cancers when it is detected an early stage. (www.polymedco.com)
About Polymedco's OC FIT-CHEK
The Fecal Immunochemical Test, also known as FIT or FOBT, has replaced the traditional Guaiac method in many practices due to its improved sensitivity and specificity. The OC FIT-CHEK test is an immunological based test specifically designed to test for human hemoglobin in a patient’s stool. Polymedco's OC FIT-CHEK Test does not have any medicinal or dietary restrictions and only requires one sample from one bowel movement in comparison to other tests that require three samples from three bowel movements and have many dietary and medicinal restrictions. Practices that order the OC FIT-CHEK test increase efficiency for their practice and convenience for their patients while obtaining results that may allow for earlier detection of colorectal cancer. We understand that all practices do not use the same series of tests. Manhattan Labs specializes in tailoring our services to meet each practices custom testing needs. If you would like to customize a panel for your practice please let us know and we will be happy to do so.
Early detection can save lives. Order test #1524 to have your patients screened for colorectal cancer.