FIT screening

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers. The good news is that CRC incidence and mortality can be reduced significantly if detected early enough.

Faecal immunochemical tests (FIT) are non-invasive and can detect blood in stool invisible to the naked eye. Due to its simplicity, FIT is currently considered the best non-invasive test for CRC screening.

Invest a little time in your own health by taking the FIT to prevent or detect colon cancer early on.
For further information, please visit our ‘FIT for screening’ website www.fitscreening.eu/patients

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IMI channel

The IMI channel selectively detects cells of the immature myeloid series. When exposed to Stromatolyser-IM reagent, the membranes of mature cells are damaged as they contain a high lipid concentration, and the intracellular components are eluted.

The immature cell membrane contains a small amount of lipids and a high concentration of amino acids. The membranes of these cells are damaged as well, but before elution of intracellular components can occur, the reagent enters the cell and fixes both the cell membrane and intracellular components. Using the DC/RF detection method, Sysmex analysers can distinguish between blast cells, immature granulocytes (myelocytes, metameylocytes, promyelocytes) and band cells.

The IMI channel is also sensitive in detecting platelet aggregation. This channel is only available on XE-2100 and XE-5000. Another special application is the enumeration of stem cells in samples from patients/donors undergoing peripheral blood stem cell harvesting.

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