HM-JACKarc FIT Analyser

Automated Faecal Immunochemical Testing Platform

The dedicated HM-JACKarc analyser is a compact bench top system for faecal immunochemical testing. It measures faecal haemoglobin concentration in patient samples using Integrated Sphere Latex Turbidimetry. A highly sensitive latex reagent coated with polyclonal antibodies to human haemoglobin ensures rapid, specific results and detection down to 7 ng/mL.

HM-JACKarc has been designed to provide rapid results with maximum convenience for the operator.


The technology and software ensures that the system can be used in either screening or symptomatic assessment applications, since cut-off concentrations can be selected depending upon requirements.


Advanced innovative software with touch screen technology, provides an intuitive, quick and easy to use interface, making operation accessible to all grades of staff with minimal training.

Different levels of user access authority provide security, so that only advanced users can amend settings etc.

The ability to load up to 80 samples at any one time provides walk away capability and enhanced productivity. Additional consumables and samples (up to a total maximum of 80) can be added at any time during the testing process.

HM-JACKarc has a time to first result of just 5.6 minutes with additional results every 18 seconds, generating up to 200 results per hour.

Key features of HM-JACKarc FIT System:

  • Fully automated, compact and light bench top unit with touchscreen interface

  • Uses Integrated Sphere Latex Turbidimetry to measure faecal haemoglobin concentration

  • Sensitivity: 7 ng/mL

  • User definable cut-off to differentiate between Symptomatic or Screening use

  • No prozone effect up to 200,000 ng/mL

  • High speed performance: 200 samples/hour

  • Time to first result 5.6 minutes

  • Additional results every 18 seconds

  • Factory set Master curve with local 2 point recalibration

  • Calibrates system to local conditions and reagent combinations

  • Calibration weekly

  • System can store 2 calibration curves

    • Calibration of different lots of latex

    • Same lots with different calibrators


Latex Reagent

The HM-JACKarc latex reagent provides a large concentration of capture antibodies.

• Wide dynamic range
7ng/ml to 400 ng/ml (ng/ml = µg Hb/g faeces)
• High Hook capacity > 200,000ng/ml
(Ensures no samples will give a falsely lower result)
• Drives reaction kinetics to end stage equilibrium quickly


HM-JACKarc has been widely cited. Access an extensive library of publications referencing HM-JACKarc at the dedicated FIT website.

Visit the dedicated Faecal Immunochemical Test website