fecal occult test


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Synonyms for fecal occult test

a test performed at home in which you collect specimens of your stool that are tested for traces of blood

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According to the FDA, in the 10,000-patient study, Cologuard accurately detected cancers and advanced adenomas more often than did the fecal occult test.
RESULTS From 1985 through 2000, 473 patients were diagnosed with upper gastrointestinal cancer in the overall study population, 199 of whom had upper gastrointestinal cancer diagnosed within 2 years of a negative fecal occult test.
Some 15,000 patients had an up-to-date colorectal screen--defined as a fecal occult test within the prior year or lower endoscopy within the previous 5 years.
The new wording stated that the ACG "supports the joint guideline recommendation that older guaiac-based fecal occult tests be abandoned as a method for CRC screening" The ACG instead "recommends the FIT as the preferred cancer detection kit.