For rapid, safe colorectal cancer screening at home
The detection of hemoglobin in stool can be used as a marker for gastrointestinal bleeding for colorectal cancer screening. Blood in the stool can come from tumors or polyps in the intestine, among other sources. If hemoglobin has been detected, a colonoscopy must be performed to determine whether the bleeding is actually from a tumor or a precancerous lesion. With a colonoscopy, the stool test has been shown to reduce the risk of dying from colorectal cancer.
The Preventis SmarTest® FIT Home test system consists of a rapid immunological test and a smartphone app. The rapid test detects human blood in stool using gold-conjugated anti-hemoglobin antibodies, and the app quantitatively evaluates the result of the rapid test based on the color intensity of the control and test bands. The result is automatically displayed and saved on the smartphone.
You can see a list of already supported smartphones below. If your smartphone is not yet listed, you can qualify it for the test using the camera test card. Attention: not all smartphones meet the requirements of the app.