Occult blood test utility assessed

August 2011
GP: General Practitioner;8/5/2011, p10
The article offers information on the study conducted that revealed the blood test that could predict lesions in lower intestine. It states that immunochemical faecal occult blood testing (iFOBT) can predict lesions in the lower intestine, but not in the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It mentions that the researchers assessed the specificity of the test in 1,654 men and 1,142 women who did not have symptoms of major GI disorders or bleeding.


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