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Faecal immunochemical test sample Collection Picker. To collect, preserve, and test samples for analysis on the HM-JACKarc analyser. Pack of 400.

Product code: 063632

Pack Size: 400
CE Verified: CE IVD

Product Information

The EXTEL HEMO-AUTO MC Collection Picker is a sample collection device which facilitates sample collection and preservation for faecal immunochemical testing.

Blood in faeces could be a symptom of a range of gastroenterological complaints: colorectal cancer (CRC), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and diverticular disease, for example. The use of a marker such as blood in the stool has been used in CRC screening for over 10-years, originally with a guaiac based, qualitative technology, faecal occult blood (gFOB). Faecal immunochemical tests (FIT) replaced the use of guaiac-based tests as they have a greater sensitivity and specificity.

Clinical Evidence:
The FIT collection device, when used in conjunction with the dedicated bench-top analyser, the HM-JACKarc, has a sensitivity of 100%, and a specificity of 76.6% (NICE, 2017) for detecting colorectal cancer. The test has a 100% negative predictive value (NPV, true negative value) which gives confidence in the fact that a negative FIT means the chances of blood in the stool is very low. The analyser has a limit of detection (LoD) of 1.25 µg Hb per g faeces and a limit of quantitation of 7 µg Hb / g faeces, giving you confidence in results below the recommended cut-off of 10 µg Hb / g faeces (NICE, 2017).

Collecting the Sample:
The collection device is designed with two small dimples in the end of the sampling stick to allow the patient to accurately sample 2 mg of faeces with no laboratory experience or measuring equipment. The septum in the sample collection device scrapes off excess faecal matter, ensuring the 2 ml of buffer solution is accurately dosed with 2 mg of stool. This offers a hygienic sampling method, which is easy to use, and provides good quality samples for laboratory analysis. The device contains a biocide to minimise the risk of haemoglobin degradation by the microbiome in the stool, and the device is tested to a 95 kPa pressure differential: making the tube strong and leak-proof.

Laboratory Analysis:
Once the sample is collected, the collection device is stable for 14-days at room temperature, and 120-days at 2 - 8 C. The sample is pre-diluted (in a 1:1 ratio) and is ready to be loaded directly onto the analyser. The analyser reports results in ng Hb per ml of buffer; since the HM-JACKarc uses a 1:1 dilution ratio, this can be directly converted (1:1) to µg Hb per gram for result reporting. The analyser has a throughput of 200 sample per hour. Time to first result is 5.6 minutes, with subsequent results every 18 seconds. The sample does not require any pre-analytical processing (dilution / filtration etc.) prior to loading.

Product Specification:
The collection devices come in a pack of 400. The sampling devices and green sample bags are provided separately within the box, and there is no generic, manufacturer’s sampling instruction leaflet. Also available in a pack of 200, see code 063631.

NICE (2017) Diagnostic Guidance DG30: Quantitative faecal immunochemical tests to guide referral for colorectal cancer in primary care. [Online]. Available from:


  • Brand Minaris Medical
  • Sterile N
  • CE Certified CE IVD
  • Warranty Period Standard Terms Apply
  • Is product classified as dangerous goods? No
  • Does the product contain latex? Unspecified

Storage Details

  • Pack Description 400
  • Shipping Condition Ambient
  • Storage Condition Ambient
  • Pack Length (m) 0.37
  • Pack Width (m) 0.28
  • Pack Height (m) 0.18
  • Pack Weight (kg) 8.00

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