FIT For Laboratories

FIT for Laboratories

The HM-JACKarc Automated Quantitative Faecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT) system from Hitachi Chemical Diagnostics Systems Co., Ltd, integrates Analyser technology, with Reagent and Collection device (arc), to provide a rapid and consistent, high throughput solution for both screening and symptomatic Faecal Occult Blood testing.

HM-JACKarc combines the qualities of a state of the art automated analyser, a bespoke faecal collection device and dedicated, sensitive, latex agglutination reagents. This combination provides a high throughput solution for the detection and quantification of Faecal Occult Blood.

The HM-JACKarc system is easy to set up and can be loaded with up to 80 samples at any one time. It can stand alone or be linked to the LIS, allowing flexible options for connectivity and full audit trail of results, QC and reagent lot numbers.

Key Features:

  • Sensitivity: Limit of detection 0.6µg Hb/g Faeces
  • Easy to use collection device
  • Fully automated
  • Compact and light
  • No prozone effect up to 200,000µg Hb/g Faeces
  • High speed performance: 200 samples/hour

HM-JACKarc Instrument in use

Which FIT’s Best?

Guildford Medical Device Evaluation Centre (GMEC)
Evaluation of Quantitative Faecal Immunochemical Tests for Haemoglobin

The excellent clinical outcome data demonstrated in many publications, require faecal haemoglobin cut-offs for referral for further investigation, at the low end of the analytical range of the available FIT systems.

The choice of laboratory method is therefore important to the objective evaluation of patients, not only for haemoglobin stability in the specimen collection device, but also for its low bias and small imprecision at the lower limit of the analytical working range.

Four FIT analytical systems were evaluated by the Guildford Medical Device Evaluation Centre (GMEC) in 2013.

In this study, the HM-JACKarc system, supplied by Alpha Laboratories, was described as one of the more precise methods. Its analytical working range correlated well to the expected values of spiked faecal samples. The ability to detect haemoglobin at both the lower and higher limits of the analytical range was confirmed. HM-JACKarc demonstrated a high sensitivity with a lower limit of detection of just 0.6 μg Hb/g faeces, making it ideal for symptomatic testing. In addition, sample stability was proven at 20C throughout the 30 day period of the study.

Click Here to See Data from the GMEC Study