A comparison of the immunochemical fecal occult blood test and total colonoscopy in the asymptomatic population.

@article{Morikawa2005ACO,
  title={A comparison of the immunochemical fecal occult blood test and total colonoscopy in the asymptomatic population.},
  author={Tamiya Morikawa and Jun Kato and Yutaka Yamaji and Ryoichi Wada and Toru Mitsushima and Yasushi Shiratori},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={129 2},
  pages={422-8}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS The fecal occult blood test (FOBT) is recommended as a screening test for colorectal cancer, but there are few reliable studies on the accuracy of immunochemical FOBT. The aim of this study was to analyze the sensitivity of immunochemical FOBT and to compare the results with the findings from complete colonoscopy. METHODS Asymptomatic adults underwent 1-time immunochemical FOBT and total colonoscopy simultaneously. The prevalence and location of colorectal neoplasia were… CONTINUE READING
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