Hemotek Colorectal Home Scan by TestMedica
The HEMOTEK™ Stool Blood Test is the most advanced home test available to detect hidden blood in the stool, one of the primary early warning signals of many health problems. HEMOTEK™ is designed to detect blood in the stool that can be caused by bleeding ulcers, hemorrhoids, polyps, colitis, diverticulitis, fissures or cancer of the colon.
HEMOTEK™ is a simple and sanitary home test requiring no stool handling. The user simply drops a test tissue into the toilet bowl, and if blood is present, a blue-green color will appear within two minutes. The test detects small quantities (2.0mg hemoglobin/100 ml water) of occult (hidden) blood in the stool.
Physicians, hospitals, pharmacies, and even the American Cancer Society utilize the test. With HEMOTEK™ patients can eat normally before and during the testing period. The simplicity and sanitary method of the test maximizes patient compliance. The test contains 5 testing pads; a chemical that is used to assure that the product is functioning properly in your home (note: this chemical may cause irritation if not handled properly), and clear instructions. There are enough pads to test 3 consecutive bowel movements.
A result card is also provided to record your results and send to your physician.
This test does not require a Doctor’s visit, however, results should be recorded with your doctor for future reference.
Features of HEMOTEK™
Convenient, Sanitary – Easy throw-in-the-bowl test. No messy handling of stool.
Quick, simple to use – Just drop a test pad in the toilet after a bowel movement. See the results of the test in just 2 minutes. Repeat the test with the next two bowel movements.
Easy-to-read results – Test area of pad will turn blue/green if blood is detected.
Reliable and Accurate – FDA approved. Clinically proven. Used by hospitals and physicians worldwide.
No diet restrictions – Not affected by rare meat or vitamin C.
Saves time, money – Does not require lab processing.
Early Detection is Critical Blood in the stool – which is usually hidden and unseen by the naked eye – is one of the early warning signs of colon cancer and other gastrointestinal disorders. Colon cancer is 80% to 90% curable, if detected and treated in its early stages. Caught late, it is devastating. HEMOTEK™ tests for the unseen blood, which could indicate bowel problems needing immediate medical attention. If hidden blood is detected, a medical check-up is strongly recommended.
The American Cancer Society and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommend annual testing for colorectal disease for all persons over age 40. United States colorectal screening guidelines issued in 1997 said simply taking fecal blood tests every year after age 50 – with easy at-home test kits – could cut colorectal cancer deaths by a third.
Drop test pad into the toilet bowl.
Observe the test pad. If blood is present, a blue-green color will appear within two minutes.