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THE GENERATION DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world, with about 1 million new cases and more than 500, 000 deaths per year. Screening method for colorectal cancer include the immuno-chromatography fecal occult blood (iFOB) test, barium enema, sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy. Large randomized controlled trials have shown that iFOB screening can result in decreased colorectal cancer mortality[3,4]. The standard FOB test uses the chemical Guaiac, which is sensitive to Hb peroxidase activity. However, the standard Guaiac-FOB test has low sensitivity to clinically significant colorectal neoplasis and has low specificity due to its non-specificity for human Hb[5,6]. To overcome these potential problems in immunochemical test, ichroma™ iFOB uses specific monoclonal antibodies against human Hb as capture and detection buffer
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