Case Studies / Reports

A Fitting Tribute: Judith Strachan is Presented with the 2022 ACB Foundation Award

Faecal Immunochemical Testing – Past, Present and Future At the ACB UKMedLab22 Scientific Meeting, held at the Royal College of Pathologists in London in November 2022, Judith Strachan was presented

Partnership with the NHS Award

On Thursday 2nd December 2021, at the Annual MediWales conference in Cardiff, Alpha Laboratories was declared the winner of the Partnership with NHS Award, sponsored by the Life Science Hub.

The Evolving Use of Faecal Immunochemical Testing – Accelerated by the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges for clinicians and supporting services that have driven the need to manage patients differently. With current changes in the availability of endoscopy and

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

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

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)

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

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