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Fecal Immunochemical Testing (WG-FIT)

IFCC WG-FIT Meeting - Vienna, October 2018


NamePositionCountryTermTime in Office
S. BentonChairUK2nd2020 01 - 2022 12
J.M. AugeMemberES
H.M. ChiuMemberTW
L. DeprezMemberBE
N. DjedovicMemberUK
M. FrasaMemberNL
S. JonesMemberUK
P. KocnaMemberCZ
B. LevyMemberUS
P. St. LouisMemberCA
J. StrachanMemberUK
E. SymondsMemberAU
S. TakeharaMemberJP
I. ZegersMemberBE
Y. DoiCorp. MemberJP
M. FujimuraCorp. MemberJP
T. FukudaCorp. MemberJP
M. GramegnaCorp. MemberIT
H. HayashiCorp. MemberJP
T. IchiyanagiCorp. MemberJP
T. KosakaCorp. MemberJP
Y. MasudaCorp. MemberJP
M. ZackerlCorp. MemberDE

Terms of Reference

  • To harmonise and/or standardise analysis of haemoglobin in faecal samples by immunochemistry (FIT)
  • To standardise the pre-analytical phase
  • To establish EQA and 3rd party IQC programmes
  • To determine impact of assay interference of Hb variants and other factors
  • To determine the feasibility of developing reference materials  and/or commutable calibrators

Current projects

  • Identification of a suitable reference material and assessment of commutability for all available laboratory quantitative FIT methods
  • Review of all FIT EQA programmes currently available globally

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

NameFull and Affiliate Member Societies
Dogan YucelTurkish Biochemical Society (TBS)

Working Group Chair's contact

Sally C Benton FRCPath
Consultant Biochemist
Surrey Pathology Services
Royal Surrey County Hospital
Director, Bowel Cancer Screening Hub – South of England
Surrey Research Park, 20 Priestley Road
Surrey GU2 7YS - UK
Tel: 0044 01483409850

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