Ronald E. Myers, DSW; Paul F. Engstrom, MD; Alice A. Boyce, MA
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To the editor: In the study by Ahlquist and colleagues (1) on improving the technology used to collect stool samples for occult blood testing, the authors emphasized the importance of a collection device that reduces biochemical error and enjoys popular acceptance. A mechanism constructed of cardboard and a filter paper dish was described as effective on both counts. Another type of stool sampling approach, the HemaWipe System (Labeltape Meditect, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan; the name of this product has been changed to MEDI-CULT), also accomplishes these objectives (2).
The HemaWipe System comprises three guaiacimpregnated, tissue-covered test pads. Each pad is
Myers RE, Engstrom PF, Boyce AA. Methods for Collection of Stool Samples. Ann Intern Med. ;109:252. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-109-3-252_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(3):252.
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