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Independent internal quality control (IQC) for faecal immunochemical tests (FIT) for haemoglobin: use of FIT manufacturers’ IQC for other FIT systems

Carolyn Piggott ORCID logo, Zinab Shugaa and Sally C. Benton ORCID logo


We thank the FIT system manufacturers and suppliers (HM-JACKarc: Hitachi Chemical Diagnostics Systems Co., Ltd, Tokyo, Japan and Alpha Laboratories Ltd, Eastleigh, UK; NS-Prime: Alfresa Pharma, Osaka, Japan and Abbott, Maidenhead, UK; OC-SENSOR PLEDIA: Eiken Chemical Co., Ltd, Tokyo, Japan and Mast Diagnostics Division, Bootle, UK; SENTiFIT 270: Sentinel Diagnostics, Milan, Italy and Sysmex UK Ltd., Milton Keynes, UK) for supplying the analysers and consumables.

  1. Research funding: None declared.

  2. Author contributions: All authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this manuscript and approved its submission.

  3. Competing interests: Authors state no conflict of interest.

  4. Ethical approval: The local Institutional Review Board deemed the study exempt from review.

  5. Conflicts of interest: None.


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Received: 2020-03-09
Accepted: 2020-05-12
Published Online: 2020-05-29
Published in Print: 2021-02-23

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