|Test name:||EZ Detect|
|Brief description of test:||detects hidden blood in the stool for early detection of colorectal problems (place test pad into toilet, very convenient)|
|Product features & Benefits:||EZ-Detect detects hidden blood in the stool, an early warning signal of colorectal cancer, ulcers, hemmorrhoids, polyps, colitis, diverticulitis, fissures (test pad placed in toilet, very convenient)|
|Product Home Page:||CLICK HERE to browse everything about this product|
|Type of test:||Colon Cancer Tests|
|Manufacturer of test:||Biomerica, Inc.|
|Manufacturer brand:||EZ Detect|
|Email address to send questions:||CLICK HERE to email a question|
|Hotline phone# to call and ask questions:||You must be a website member to view manufacturer helpline phone #'s. CLICK HERE to log-on or sign-up for a website membership.|
|Tests in package:||1|
|Price of test:||$8.95|
|Specimen required by test:||Self-collected stool sample|
|Are specimens tested at home or laboratory:||This test provides test results at home and does NOT require that your test specimen be mailed to a laboratory|
|Brief overview of test instructions:||Drop a test pad in the toilet bowl and look for a color change. You should send test result card to your physician.
Note: Always read instructions enclosed with test kit for more detailed instructions
|Diet restrictions required by test:||No diet restrictions. However, two days prior to and during the testing period, avoid aspirin-containing medicines, anti-inflammatory drugs, and rectal ointments.|
|Time before test results are known:||2 minutes|
|Suggested frequency to test again:||Once a year if over 40, once every 6 months if you have a family history of colon cancer|
|Accuracy of test:||20 samples containing 2mg hemogoblin/100 ml water were repetitively checked & found to be positive each time (100%). 20 samples devoid of RBC or hemoglobin were repetitively check and gave negative results each time (100%)|
|Sensitivity of test:||Able to detect 2mg of hemoglobin/100 ml water|
|Test precautions:||Do not perform the test during menstrual bleeding, bleeding hemorrhoids, or constipation. Store unused test tissues at room temperature and protect from sunlight and moisture. Do not ingest or inhale. Keep out of reach of children.|
|Reimbursement information:||Private insurance may reimburse $8-$15 (varies by state) for blood, ocult, feces sreening (CPT Code 82270) Medicare will reimburse 80% ($3.50 per test) for FOBT test under code G0107.|
|Test shelf life:||2 years|
|How product should be stored:||No direct sunlight, no high moisture, store room temperature|
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