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guaiac

[′gwī‚ak]
(materials)
A resin obtained from the trees Guaiacum santum and G. officinale; soluble in alcohol, ether, and chloroform; used in medicine and varnish.
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Superior diagnostic performance of faecal immunochemical tests for haemoglobin in a head-to-head comparison with guaiac based faecal occult blood test among 2235 participants of screening colonoscopy.
The stool should be tested for guaiac to determine if there is any gastrointestinal dysfunction.
The fourth vertical can be completed to GUAIAC, but the fifth is constipated with consonants.
THIS is a watery, fresh version of the original with notes of herbaceous complex and guaiac wood.
This is why BSE (breast self examination), TSE, mammography, colonoscopy, digital rectal exam of the prostate, stool guaiac, blood and urine tests, chest X-ray, etc.
Note: The physician may collect the specimen for an immunoassay (except on a Medicare patient), but a guaiac test specimen must be collected by the patient.
Stool guaiac test Annually beginning at age 50 Tests for blood in the
It is important to note that red meat and some plants contain peroxidase, and vitamin C (and possibly NSAIDs) can affect guaiac reactions; thus, patients must observe dietary restrictions for several days before testing and avoid large doses of anti-inflammatory drugs.
The results of the patient's stool guaiac test were positive, and the complete blood count and metabolic panel were normal except for mild anemia.
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25,26) Vitamin C in doses as low as 250 mg/day may impair screening for colon cancer and give false negative results on the guaiac assay for occult blood.
To monitor safety, mammograms, well-woman examinations, Pap smears, stool guaiac tests and clinical blood chemistries will be performed.