The InSure® FIT™ is available from your doctor. The kit contains everything you need to collect and submit test samples for analysis.
- To get a reliable sample, patients need only swish the toilet water above the stool with the convenient, long-handled blue brush.
- The test includes two long-handled blue brushes for easier sample collection.
- There are no special food or medication restrictions on when the test can be used. The InSure FIT test can be used after meals and while taking any medications.1
- Unlike other tests that require fecal collection and test card smears, the InSure FIT requires only a simple brush of the toilet water and a dab onto the special test card.
How it Works
The InSure FIT Test method is based on the detection of human hemoglobin (Hb). Human Hemoglobin indicates the presence of blood in the stool. The test detects the globin (protein) portion of the Hb molecule. Because globin does not survive passage through the upper gastrointestinal (g.i.) tract, any globin in the stool indicates that there is bleeding in the lower colon or rectum, the region where colorectal cancers originate.
Some conditions may cause a wrong result - you should not perform this Test if:
- You have hemorrhoids that are bleeding.
- You have blood in your urine, or if you see blood in the toilet bowl. In this case, contact your doctor.
- It is during or within 3 days of your menstrual period.
- You have any bleeding cuts or wounds on your hands.
- The Test Card has passed its expiration date.
- The Test Kit is damaged, dirty, or appears to have been tampered with in any way.
- If your toilet water is saltwater or rusty.
Limitations of the Test
Because colorectal conditions may not bleed all the time, also blood may not be uniformly distributed in the stool, the test result may be negative even when blood or lower gastrointestinal disease is present. As with any fecal occult blood test, results obtained with the InSure FIT test should not be considered conclusive evidence of the presence or absence of bleeding or disease. Your physician will make a diagnosis based on further testing and evaluation.
- InSure FIT product inserts