Immunoassay fecal occult blood test

What is Immunoassay fecal occult blood test?

Immunoassay fecal occult blood test meaning A test that checks for occult (hidden) blood in the stool. Small samples of stool are placed on special cards and sent to a doctor or laboratory for testing. An antibody that binds to a blood protein called hemoglobin is used to detect any blood. Blood in the stool may be a sign of colorectal cancer or other problems, such as polyps, ulcers, or hemorrhoids.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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