Basic variables at different positivity thresholds of a quantitative immunochemical test for faecal occult blood.

@article{Castiglione2002BasicVA,
  title={Basic variables at different positivity thresholds of a quantitative immunochemical test for faecal occult blood.},
  author={Guido Castiglione and Grazia Grazzini and Guido Miccinesi and Tiziana Rubeca and Cristina Sani and Patricia Turco and Marco Zappa},
  journal={Journal of medical screening},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={99-103}
}
OBJECTIVES Screening by faecal occult blood testing (FOBT) is effective in decreasing mortality and incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC). Immunochemical tests have proved to be more cost effective than guaiac FOBTs. The latex agglutination test (LAT) has the advantage of being a fully automated, quantitative test. The aim of this study is to interpret the overall experience with LAT according to different positivity thresholds. SETTING A population based screening programme is currently… CONTINUE READING