Previous studies have also shown that blood in stool
, whether it is occult or gross, increases the likelihood of obtaining positive stool culture.
Blood in stool
was identified as a strong predictor for a doctor to order a stool test in both of the GP surveys, with 80% and 91%, respectively, of GPs in the 2 surveys "always or nearly always" ordering a stool test if blood was present (10,11).
Identifies blood in stool
using stool smeared on a card at home, developed in physician's office.
Moreover, many other factors besides cancer can result in traces of blood in stool
, such as hemorrhoids, ulcers, or diverticulitis, or the consumption of red meat or aspirin.
Doctors searching for signs of this potentially lethal disease must rely on a test that detects blood in stool
Presented by Quidel Corporation, the San Diego-based manufacturer of the QuickVue([R]) iFOB (immunochemical Fecal Occult Blood) test, the event highlights the company's rapid diagnostic test that is used to screen patients to detect the presence of blood in stool
SAN DIEGO -- Quidel Corporation (Nasdaq:QDEL), today announced its entrance into the rapid test market for determining the presence of blood in stool
specimens as an aid in colorectal cancer screening.
The fecal occult blood test (FOBT) measures blood in stool
that is undetectable to the naked eye.
Simple and sanitary, the 2-minute EZ Detect test identifies hidden (occult) blood in stool
, an early warning sign of colorectal cancer.
It may sound like a dark art, but this is actually a simple bowel screening test that detects minute traces of blood in stools
- a sign of potential problems, including peptic ulcers, polyps (small non-cancerous growths) or bowel cancer.
The current NHS screening programme uses a faecal occult blood test, which detects minute amounts of blood in stools
- a sign of bowel cancer.
The tests the doctor performs depends on the duration and severity of the constipation, the person's age, and whether there is blood in stools
, recent changes in bowel movements, or weight loss.