fecal occult test


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Noun1.fecal occult test - a test performed at home in which you collect specimens of your stool that are tested for traces of bloodfecal occult test - a test performed at home in which you collect specimens of your stool that are tested for traces of blood; used to detect colorectal cancers
diagnostic assay, diagnostic test - an assay conducted for diagnostic purposes
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The test is not a substitute for colonoscopy; it is an alternative to fecal occult testing, and in trials, the Cologuard "detected more cancers than a commonly used fecal occult test," said Alberto Gutierrez, Ph.
Cologuard detected cancers and advanced adenomas more often than did the fecal occult test, but it was less accurate at identifying subjects negative for cancers or adenomas.
Fecal blood testing is a well-established screening tool and the clinical data showed that the test detected more cancers than a commonly used fecal occult test.