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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 1st 2017 01 - 2019 12
J.M. Auge Member ES 
H.M. Chiu Member  TW 
L. Deprez Member  BE
N. Djedovic Member  UK
M. Frasa Member  NL 
S. Jones Member  UK
P. Kocna Member  CZ 
B. Levy Member  US
J. Strachan Member  UK
E. Symonds Member  AU
S. Takehara Member JP
I. Zegers Member  BE 
Y. Doi Corp. Member JP
M. Fujimura Corp. Member JP
T. Fukuda Corp. Member JP
M. Gramegna Corp. Member IT
H. Hayashi  Corp. Member JP
T. Ichiyanagi Corp. Member JP
T. Kosaka Corp. Member JP
Y. Masuda Corp. Member JP
M. Zackerl Corp. Member  DE 

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

Name Full and Affiliate Member Societies
Dogan Yucel Turkish 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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