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fecal DNA

Traces of nucleic acids found in the stool of people with colorectal cancers and polyps. Detection of DNA in stool has been proposed as an alternative to testing samples of stool for occult blood loss. Testing stool for traces of malignant DNA is a more sensitive screening test for intestinal cancer than screening stool samples for occult blood, but the test is expensive and is not as accurate a screening tool as colonoscopy.
Synonym: stool DNA testing
See also: DNA
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First, in our study system, any future fecal DNA sampling will be conducted at drinkers, nearly 50% of which also provide supplemental feed.
Fecal DNA for identification.--Behavior of the bats and the low quantity and quality of DNA present in the samples are two major factors complicating the use of fecal DNA to examine the ecology of bats.
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The news about a fecal DNA test to spot hemoglobin and mutant DNA that might indicate the presence of colon cancer and adenomatous polyps (benign polyps that could turn cancerous) is great news, but it doesn't eliminate the need for colonoscopies.
Comparison with the PCR products demonstrated the fecal DNA extracted by the improved protocol was better than the fecal DNA extracted without acetone preprocessing.
Samples were refrigerated for 24-48 h before DNA extracts were prepared by using the revised protocol described in the ZR Fecal DNA Kit (Zymo Research, Irvine, CA, USA).
The ACS also recommends these screening modalities, but adds CT colonography and fecal DNA testing to the list of acceptable methods.
QIAamp Kit was used to purify fecal DNA (from enrichment and non-enrichment feces) and E.
However, an August 2006 BlueCross BlueShield Technology Evaluation Center assessment concluded that "several questions remain before fecal DNA screening can be widely recommended."
Aberrantly methylated CDKN2A, MGMT, and MLH1 in colon polyps and in fecal DNA from patients with colorectal polyps.
Fecal DNA analysis represents a promising non-invasive approach to screen for mutations associated with colorectal cancer.