This Hemoccult II Sensa elite is a take-home fecal occult blood screening test designed to improve patient compliance and speed lab processing. The design modifications for the new test are based on suggestions from hundreds of patients and healthcare professionals and include easier sampling, fewer diet restrictions, and faster processing. An educational FOBT Web site, www.hemoccultFOBT.com, and other materials have also been developed to assist the patient, healthcare professional and sales professional to obtain product and colorectal cancer information.
Instructional materials are easier to read and understand for both sample collection and lab processing. The elite test package includes a simplified test card and clearer patient instructions with colorful illustrations. Patients can choose from collection options.
Physicians benefit, too, with a redesigned triple-slide. The slide now has one back flap (versus three flaps) and a single performance monitor for fast QC and easy processing. The test’s intense blue reaction makes it easier to detect and interpret a positive occult blood result.
Keywords: colorectal cancer, education, specimen collection