A Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) is a lab test used to check for blood (occult blood) in the stool. Blood in the stool may be caused by a variety of different factors, but it is possible that one of them is a symptom of colorectal cancer.
FOBT is endorsed by The National Institutes of Health State-of-the-Science Conference as a primary test for early detection of colorectal cancer. FOBT requires samples of stool for 3 days in a row. This is necessary for increasingthe possibilityof finding blood, since bleeding may not happen every day.
Toobtain accurate FOBT results, 3 days before you begin collecting your stool samples, avoid:
Also note that if menstruation, bleeding hemorrhoids or blood in theurine is present, talk to your doctor regarding the best time to administer the test.
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