Presence of blood in the feces was evaluated by noting the color of the feces (i.e., black stool versus light brown stool) and further validated using the Hemoccult test
kit (Nanjing Jiancheng Technology Co., Ltd., China).
The inclusion criteria were adult age (>18 years), rheumatoid arthritis, long-term NSAID therapy (>1 month), and anaemia (Hb < 135 g/L in men and <120 g/L in women) or positive FOBT (Hemoccult test
, Beckman Coulter, Inc., USA) without signs of overt gastrointestinal bleeding.
He was also anemic (hemoglobin 11.2 g/dL, hematocrit 33%) with a positive stool hemoccult test
. Blood and urine cultures were negative.
During the period of 7 d, all mice received following examinations everyday: weight, Hemoccult test
or gross blood and stool consistency.
Sensitivity, specificity and positive predictivity of the Hemoccult test
in screening for colorectal cancers.
A hemoccult test
at a physical exam before the sigmoidoscopy was positive for bleeding.
* In addition to the possibility of systemic toxicity, Blue 1-tinted enteral feedings may interfere with diagnostic stool examinations, such as the hemoccult test
(5) Screening methods currently used for colorectal cancer are fecal occult blood testing (or hemoccult test
), sigmoidoscopy, single-contrast barium enema, air-contrast barium enema and colonoscopy.
The purpose of this study was to determine if subjects find alternate stool collection methods (toilet tissue smear and direct smear) preferahle to the use of the traditional wooden stick provided with the Hemoccult test
All sampled their own stools using both the InSure test and the Hemoccult test
to determine the need for colonoscopy.
Thompson recommended getting a Hemoccult test
, an abdominal radiograph (kidney, ureter, and bladder), and culturing the stool for C.
False-positive Hemoccult test
not caused by turnips [Letter].