Accuracy and value of the Hemoccult test in symptomatic patients.

  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},
  volume={286 6366},
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


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-6 of 6 references

The survival of patients with colorectal cancer treated in a regional hospital

DN Clarke, PF Jones, CD Needham
BrJf Surg • 1978

The state of radiographic technique in the examination of the colon : a survey

Staniland, J Ditchburn, FT DeDombal
Radiol Clin North Am • 1969

Colonoscopy for unexplained rectal bleeding

R Theoni, A Margulis

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…