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PHARMA Southern Africa

POLY-CHECK®

POLY-CHECK®

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Faecal blood can indicate different gastrointestinal disorders. These disorders can be as different as ulcers, polyps, colitis, fissures and colorectal cancer. These diseases cannot be detected only by visual examination and symptoms are often silent. Only the detection of blood in faeces can indicate a gastrointestinal disorder. Faecal occult blood in stool should be screened at least yearly starting with the age of 45 years.

POLY-CHECK® by PHARMA Southern Africa is a highly specific immunological rapid test. POLY-CHECK® does not require a diet period as current guaiac (test that checks for occult (hidden) blood in the stool) tests. 

It is known that polyps are, in most of the cases for early stage of diseases, not bleeding all the time but only intermittently. Stool sampling must therefore be collected for three consecutive days to increase the probability to detect intermittent bleedings for safer patient information.

WHEN SHOULD THE TEST BE PERFORMED?

POLY-CHECK® can be performed at any time of the day when having a bowel movement.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO IF THE RESULT IS POSITIVE?

If the result is positive, it means that blood has been detected in the stool sample and that you should consult a doctor to show the test results. Then, the doctor will decide what you have to do.

INCLUDED IN KIT

A sealed aluminum pouch containing:

  • 1 test device, 1 desiccant pouch (Only open the protective pouch and use the test after you have collected the faeces samples during 3 days. The desiccant bag should not be used)
  • 3 paper faecal sample collection strips
  • 1 syringe containing 2 mL of extraction solution in a protective plastic bag.
  • 1 leaflet

HOW TO USE

Before performing the test, stool samples must be collected following the instructions below and be repeated during three (3) days:

A – sample collection

First day :

  1. Wash your hands with soap and rinse with clear water. Dry your hands with a clean towel.
  2. The faeces are collected on the special paper strip supplied in the box. Use one paper for each day.
  3. Unscrew the white cap of the sample dilution vial having the collection tip attached on it. and dip the tip (about 2 cm) in the faeces sample at 3 different locations.
  4. Put the white cap containing the faeces sample back in place onto the dilution vial. Screw it firmly and shake well to resuspend the faeces sample. Put the sample dilution vial back into the plastic bag and keep it in the refrigerator between each collection step.
  5. Remove the collection paper strip and dispose it in the toilets.

Second day

  1. Repeat steps 1 to 5.

Third day

  1. Repeat steps 1 to 5.

B- test realization after the 3 days collection period of samples

  1. Tear the protective pouch (from the notch) and only get out the device. Discard the small desiccant pouch.
  2. Wait for the sample dilution vial to be at room temperature before performing the test. Break the purple tip.
  3. Put the test device on a flat surface (a table for instance) and press the vial body to add exactly 5 drops of the extract with an interval of 2-3 seconds between each drop in the sample well.
  4. Read the result at 10 minutes. Do not interpret after 15 minutes.

Click here to view the patient information leaflet. 

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