Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Fecal analysis: occult blood

Synonym(s): faecal, faeces

Contributor(s): Kenneth Simpson

Overview

  • Low grade intestinal hemorrhage may produce no visible color change (occult blood) in feces but chemical testing can detect hemoglobin products.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Chemical analysis for hemoglobin products.

Availability

  • Routine laboratory test.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Tuffli S P, Gaschen F, Neiger R (2001) Effect of dietary factors on the detection of fecal occult blood in cats. J Vet Diagn Invest 13(2), 177-179.
  • Jinbo T et al(1998) Immunological determination of fecal hemoglobin in dogs. Vet Res Commun 22(3), 193-201.
  • Jinbo T et al(1997) Experimental detection of canine hemoglobin (occult blood) in canine feces by reversed passive latex agglutination. Vet Res Commun 21(5), 347-353.


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