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Troubleshooting Results of the Fecal Immunochemical Test for Occult Blood in the Stool (FIT, FICT, FOBT)

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The fecal immunochemical test for hemoglobin is more specific than the stool guiac test for detection of occult blood but is more expensive. It can have false positive and false negative results. It should be used as part of diagnostic strategy that stratifies a patient according to risk of an occult colorectal tumor.

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