Case Studies / Reports

Bespoke Patient Packs Help Support Cancer Testing Progress in the South West

In June 2018 the South West Cancer Alliance (SWCA) implemented a faecal immunochemical testing (FIT) service for occult blood. To support its diagnostic pathway for colorectal cancer (CRC), this is

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How Low Can FIT Go?

Professor Callum G. Fraser Explores the Need for Low Faecal Haemoglobin Concentration Estimates Faecal immunochemical tests for haemoglobin (FIT) are now widely used in asymptomatic screening for bowel cancer and

The NICE FIT Study Team
The FIT Revolution – Coming to Your Practice Soon

The NICE FIT Study is a research project in Bowel Cancer Care that has been initiated by the department of Colorectal Surgery at Croydon University Hospital together with RM Partners

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Feasibility of FIT – the Hull Experience

Setting up a FIT Feasibility Study and considerations for ISO 15189 accreditation. Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS trust is undertaking a feasibility study for the roll out of faecal immunochemical testing (FIT)

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FIT Negative Follow-Up

Safety-netting patients with a low faecal haemoglobin concentration and modifying the current patient pathway to improve patient care. Dr. James Turvill, Consultant Gastroenterologist, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Dr. James

Digestive Diseases Day FIT Survey Results
View the Results of the Digestive Diseases Day FIT Survey

On the 15th November 2017, Alpha Laboratories held a Digestive Diseases Day workshop. This educational day brought together experts in the field to discuss recent advances in clinical diagnostics for

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Introducing the FIT Service at NHS Tayside

Judith Strachan, Consultant Clinical Scientist at Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, tells us about the introduction of FIT for triaging patients at NHS Tayside. Gastroenterologists are increasingly challenged to provide

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Evaluating a Faecal Immunochemical Test System for Symptomatic Patient Assessments

Alan Hankinson, Senior Biomedical Scientist with the HM-JACKarc at Monklands Hospital An interview with Dr Ian Godber, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Clinical Lead (Biochemistry), Monklands Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire Dr Ian Godber’s

GMEC
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

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Getting a FIT Sample

Improve Sample Integrity for Faecal Haemoglobin One of the challenges in clinical diagnostics is the logistics of getting a quality sample from the patient to the laboratory for analysis. When