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Fecal Immunochemical Testing (WG-FIT)

IFCC WG-FIT Meeting - Vienna, October 2018



Name Position Country Term Time in Office
S. Benton Chair UK 2nd 2020 01 - 2022 12
J.M. Auge Member ES     
L. Deprez Member  BE    
N. Djedovic Member  UK    
M. Frasa Member  NL     
S. Jones Member  UK    
P. Kocna Member  CZ     
C. Piggott Member UK    
P. St. Louis Member  CA    
J. Strachan Member  UK    
E. Symonds Member  AU    
S. Takehara Member JP    
E. van der Hagen Member NL    
A. Cugini Corp. Member IT    
Y. Doi Corp. Member JP    
M. Fujimura Corp. Member JP    
T. Fukuda Corp. Member JP    
H. Hayashi  Corp. Member JP    
A. Horikawa Corp. Member JP    
Y. Masuda Corp. Member JP    
F. Rota Corp. Member IT    
S. Wu Corp. Member JP    
M. Zacherl Corp. Member  DE     


Terms of Reference

  • To harmonise and/or standardise analysis of haemoglobin in faecal samples by immunochemistry (FIT)
  • To establish EQA and 3rd party IQC programmes
  • To determine the feasibility of developing reference materials  and/or commutable calibrators
  • The IFCC FIT-WG can provide recommendations and guidance on preanalytical and analytical aspects of FIT


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

Name Full and Affiliate Member Societies
Dogan Yucel Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS)



Working Group Chair's contact

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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