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Synonyms for guaiac

hard greenish-brown wood of the lignum vitae tree and other trees of the genus Guaiacum

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Types of food that people eat can result in the guaiac being false positive due to the peroxidase reacting with something from their diet (e.
Fecal immunochemical tests compared with guaiac fecal occult blood tests for population-based colorectal cancer screening.
In the United Kingdom, a pilot study was conducted that showed approximately 60% of those invited participated in a colorectal cancer screening pilot before full implementation of the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, which screens adults aged 60-69 years for colorectal cancer every 2 years with guaiac fecal occult blood testing; follow-up colonoscopy is available for persons with abnormal test results (7).
The Cemex-BirdLife partnership in the Dominican Republic is making significant progress: extensive field surveys revealed threatened reptiles and 67 new records of plant species for the area around the Las Salinas quarry, including the endemic, threatened Guaiac Tree.
For a classic reinvention of its venerable Polo scent, Ralph Lauren has taken an Indian oud and blended it with vetiver and guaiac wood.
It is made with some of the ingredients found in a gin martini--juniper berry oil, Angelica root, lemon peel oil, bitter orange, pepperwood, guaiac wood, oakwood, vanilla absolute and amber.
asymptomatic (no signs or symptoms of colorectal disease including but not limited to lower gastrointestinal pain, blood in stool, positive guaiac fecal occult blood test or fecal immunochemical test), and
According to American Cancer Society, the US Multi-Society Task Force on CRC and the American College of Radiology guidelines, screening of adenomatous polyps and CRC in average-risk adults should begin at age 50 years with one of the following options: 1) annual guaiac Fecal Occult Blood Test (gFOBT) or Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) or testing stool for exfoliated cell DNA, 2) flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years; 3) colonoscopy every 10 years, 4) double-contrast barium enema every 5 years, or 5) CT colonography every 5 years (7-10).
Test FBOT (b) Specification Guaiac Immunologic Noninvasive Yes Yes Sensitivity 10.
Its sensitivity and specificity reduce the rate of false positive results often associated with traditional guaiac test methods.
Syphilis sive morhus gallicus," the 1530 admonitory epic that gave syphilis its name, also prescribed a treatment regimen: mercury plus guaiac oil from the palo santo tree.
As a result, medicinal plants such as aloe, sarsaparilla, and guaiac, as well as timber used in shipbuilding and spices from the Antilles, were of both practical and symbolic significance.
The Guaiac test is important to confirm the presence of occult blood in stool (Boyle, 2008).
14) By the seventeenth century, though affected by Toledo's economic decline, the hospital was still able to provide free healthcare for syphilis which included both treatment with medications such as mercury, guaiac, and sarsaparilla as well as room and board for the duration of a patient's stay.