Accuracy and value of the Hemoccult test in symptomatic patients.

@article{Leicester1983AccuracyAV,
  title={Accuracy and value of the Hemoccult test in symptomatic patients.},
  author={Roger J. Leicester and A Lightfoot and J. M. Millar and D. G. Colin-Jones and Richard H. Hunt},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1983},
  volume={286 6366},
  pages={673-4}
}
Hemoccult faecal occult blood testing is widely advocated as a screening test for colorectal cancer but few studies have shown its correlation with conventional methods of investigation for colorectal disease. In a prospective study of 802 symptomatic patients with suspected colorectal disease there was good patient compliance (92.5%) and a high specificity for colorectal cancer (85.4%). The false positive rate was 8.6% (12 of 140 patients with positive results), and while the test result was… CONTINUE READING

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