Helena ColoCARE

ColoCARE is the leading throw-in-the-bowl fecal occult blood test for detecting pre-symptomatic bleeding caused by gastrointestinal diseases. It is safer, easier and more pleasant to use than traditional guaiac slide tests. Simply place a ColoCARE test pad in the toilet after a bowel movement, watch for a color change, then flush the pad away. It's clean and disposable, easy for elderly patients to see and interpret, and extremely sensitive, with no increase in the false positive rate. It is more cost-effective than guaiac slide tests because it requires no stool handling, no chemical developers, no laboratory processing, and no mailing of biohazards. Elimination of stool handling overcomes the number one patient objection to occult blood testing, resulting in wider use of the test and leading to greater success in early detection of pathological conditions.

The test pad consists of biodegradable paper chemically treated with a chromogen. The pad is floated on the water surface in the toilet bowl. If detectable blood is present, the hemoglobin reacts with the chromogen, and a blue and/or green color reaction occurs. The test pad has three reaction sites: a large test square and two smaller control squares to verify the system functions properly.

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ColoCARE Occult Blood Test for the Physician's Office

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5651 – ColoCARE Office Pack – 50 Triples

Kit includes: 50 patient kits, each containing, 3 ColoCARE Test, 1 Patient Instruction Sheet, 1 ColoCARE Reply Card, 50 "ColoCARE Dispensed Today" Labels, Instructions for Medical Personnel

Ideal for physician's office or clinic use, the Office Pack allows slides, sample applicators and mailing envelopes to be conveniently distributed to patients, who can then prepare test slides in the privacy of their homes. The convenient triple slide provides three successive tests in one unit. Each single slide in the triple unit has two test areas so that multiple sites from each specimen may be tested, increasing accuracy.

Warning: This product can expose you to lead acetate, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.


ColoCARE Occult Blood Test for the Hospital

Cat. No. / Item / Description

5656 – ColoCARE Hospital Pack – 100 Singles

Kit includes: 30 mailers, each with specimen pouch, collection paper, and patient instructions

The hospital pack is conveniently packaged for use in the hospital laboratory or nurse's station. Testing is done by simply placing ColoCARE in the toilet after a bowel movement and noting any color change. Results are posted immediately to the patient's chart.

Warning: This product can expose you to lead acetate, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.

Screening Program Packs and Special Orders

Cat. No. / Item / Description

5650 – ColoCARE Screening Pack – 250 Patients

ColoCARE is an excellent choice for health fairs and employee screens. Each patient kit provides the means to test three consecutive bowel movements and contains everything needed to complete testing in the privacy of home. Testing is accomplished by simply placing ColoCARE in the toilet after a bowel movement and noting any color change on a response card. ColoCARE is flushed away and the response card returned to the screening sponsor or physician for follow up.

Special orders are available to meet the need and scope of your screening program. Call 800-231-5663 for complete information on pricing and time requirements for special orders


Warning: This product can expose you to lead acetate, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.