SIMPLE LAB TEST FOR LOCALIZING GI BLEEDING SITE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$947,393.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
2R44DK055439-02A1
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2002
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
DK055439
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
WESTERN RESEARCH COMPANY, INC.
WESTERN RESEARCH COMPANY, INC., 2127 E SPEEDWAY, STE 209, TUCSON, AZ, 85719
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 BRIAN CRAINE
 (520) 325-4505
 BLCRAINE@WRC-INC.COM
Business Contact
 ERIC CRAINE
Phone: (520) 325-4505
Email: CRAINE@GNAT.ORG
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract is a major clinical problem. Bleeding may be acute and severe or it may be chronic and unnoticed (i.e. occult bleeding). The acute bleeding is a medical emergency that needs to be evaluated and treated immediately. Occult bleeding may be a sign of colon cancer and demands a careful evaluation to avoid missing a cancer in a curable stage. An initial and important determination in the medical management of either type of gastrointestinal bleeding is the localization of the bleeding site to either the upper or the lower gastrointestinal tract. During the Phase I portion of this project we developed a simple in vitro test for the analysis of blood in stool samples. This test was designed to determine, from a stool sample, whether bleeding was from an upper or lower gastrointestinal site. The objective of this Phase II project is to confirm the clinical accuracy and usefulness of this test with a large prospective group of patients with gastrointestinal bleeding in a clinical environment.

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