What does an occult blood test detect?

The fecal occult blood test (FOBT) is a lab test used to check stool samples for hidden (occult) blood. Occult blood in the stool may indicate colon cancer or polyps in the colon or rectum — though not all cancers or polyps bleed.

How do I prepare for an occult blood test?

Getting Ready for Your FOBT Starting 3 days before you begin collecting your stool samples, avoid: Red meat, such as beef, lamb, or liver. Raw fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C, such as fruit juices with vitamin C and vitamin C supplements in doses higher than 250 milligrams (mg) per day.

What FOBT means?

A guaiac fecal occult blood test (FOBT) checks for occult (hidden) blood in the stool. Small samples of stool are placed on a special card and returned to a doctor or laboratory for testing.

How accurate is occult blood test?

Recent studies have found that 24% to 64% of primary care providers use only the digital fecal occult blood test (FOBT) as their primary screening test. The effectiveness of a single digital FOBT is unknown.

What should I eat before a stool test?

Two days before and the day of the fecal occult blood test, cut out all red meat, beets, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, grapefruit, horseradish, mushrooms, radishes, and turnips, which can all trigger false alarms. Schedule dental work after the test.

At what age should you stop having colonoscopies?

A recent study examines this issue for colonoscopy. Currently, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends stopping at age 75. For older ages, “selective” testing may be considered for what is likely to be a small benefit.

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