Case Studies

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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

Colorectal Pathway Redesign

Dr David Burling describes the new colorectal diagnostic pathway being rolled out across west London. The pathway for patients on a 2ww urgent referral has been designed to enable them to

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

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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

How to do the bowel cancer screening test in Scotland

A guide supplied by Cancer Research UK to show users how to do the bowel cancer screening test in Scotland including how to collect the sample and what happens after

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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

FIT to practice? – Professor Ramesh Arasaradnam

In this talk from the Digestive Diseases Day held on the 15th November 2017 in Birmingham, Professor Ramesh Arasaradnam, Consultant Gastroenterologist at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire, examines the patient

FIT Negative Follow up – Dr James Turvill

This presentation outlines the importance of safety-netting patients with a low faecal haemoglobin concentration, and modifying the current patient pathway to improve patient care. This was presented by Dr James

FIT in the symptomatic Patient; NICE DG30 Guidance

Sally Benton, Director, Bowel Cancer Screening Southern England Hub, outlines the significance of the newly published DG30, and provides guidance on its implementation. This presentation is from the Digestive Diseases

GP colonoscopy referrals can be cut by 40% by using FOBT

GP colonoscopy referrals can be cut by 40% by using FOBT as a test for ruling out symptomatic patients, pathologists have been told. The faecal immunochemical tests (FIT) currently used