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Fecal analysis: occult blood

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Synonym(s): faecal, faeces


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 VetMedResource and PubMed.
  • Tuffli S P, Gaschen F, Neiger R (2001) Effect of dietary factors on the detection of fecal occult blood in cats. J Vet Diagn Invest 13 (2), 177-179.
  • Jinbo T et al (1998) Immunological determination of fecal hemoglobin in dogs. Vet Res Commun 22 (3), 193-201.
  • 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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