Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Fecal analysis: occult blood

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd

Overview

  • Low grade intestinal hemorrhage may produce no visible color change (occult blood) in feces but chemical testing can detect hemoglobin products.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Chemical analysis for hemoglobin products.

Availability

  • Routine laboratory test.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Jinbo T et al (1997) Experimental detection of canine hemoglobin (occult blood) in canine feces by reversed passive latex agglutination. Vet Res Commun 21(5), 347-353.


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