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EZ Detect Stool Blood Test Review

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    Detailed Review of EZ Detect At Home Colon Cancer Screening

    Overview

    The company Bioamerica manufactures EZ Detect, the least expensive colorectal cancer screening test on the market. Bioamerica produces several diagnostic tests for detecting conditions and diseases such as diabetes, cancer, infertility, and allergies. Bioamerica sell their diagnostic tests to physicians, hospitals, and can be found over-the-counter in stores and online.

    The EZ Detect blood stool test is sold in most major drugstores in the United States. You can also order the test online.

    The EZ Detect blood stool test is sold in most major drugstores in the United States. You can also order the test online. The FDA has cleared the blood stool test to be purchased by individuals over the counter (without a prescription).

    Features

    The EZ DETECTâ„¢ Stool Blood  test kit contains the following:

    • Instruction guide
    • Foil pouch containing five test tissues
    • 1 Positive Control package
    • Test result postcard to mail results to your physician 

    Accuracy

    Specificity 99.2% 

    Sensitivity 72.9%

    Accuracy 92.3%

    How to Administer

    The test is simple to take and involves the following steps:

    1. You do not need to restrict your diet or stop taking medications. 
    2. Have a normal bowel movement. 
    3. Drop the test tissue into the toilet bowl. 
    4. Observe the tissue for a color change for two minutes. 
    5. The tissue changing to a blue-green color indicates an abnormal amount of blood is present in the stool. 
    6. Repeat test for three different bowel movements with different tissues

    The Good and the Not So Good

    Good

    • You do not need to restrict your diet or your medications
    • You do not need to handle the stool
    • Test is done completely at home 
    • You do not need to mail in a sample for results
    • Results are available in a few minutes
    • Certified by the FDA

    Not So Good

    • You may receive a false positive result
    • Some people have received a false negative
    • You need to repeat the test three times and for three separate bowel movements

    Price

    One kit: $8.00 

    References

    Bioamerica Writing Staff. (2019, August). EZ Detect and colorectal cancer screening. Retrieved from Bioamerica: http://www.biomerica.com/news/ezdetectWP.pdf

    EZ Detect Writing Staff. (2021). About EZ Detect. Retrieved from EZ Detect: http://ezdetect.com/about.html

    Tresca, A. J. (2021, May 25). Best at home colon cancer tests. Retrieved from VeryWellHealth: https://www.verywellhealth.com/best-at-home-colon-cancer-tests-5081311

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