Evaluation of a card collection-based faecal immunochemical test in screening for colorectal cancer using a two-tier reflex approach

Callum G. Fraser, Catriona M. Mathew, N. Ashley G. Mowat, John A. Wilson, Francis A Carey, Robert J. C. Steele

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    Abstract

    The guaiac faecal occult blood test (gFOBT) has been proved as a screening investigation for colorectal cancer, but has disadvantages. Newer faecal immunochemical tests (FITs) have many advantages, but yield higher positivity rates and are expensive. A two-tier reflex follow-up of gFOBT-positive individuals with a FIT before colonoscopy has been advocated as an efficient and effective approach.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1415-1418
    Number of pages4
    JournalGut
    Volume56
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Keywords

    • Adenomatous Polyps
    • Aged
    • Colonoscopy
    • Colorectal Neoplasms
    • Female
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Mass Screening
    • Middle Aged
    • Occult Blood
    • Patient Participation
    • Sensitivity and Specificity
    • Specimen Handling

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