Comparative evaluation of a new bedside faecal occult blood test in a prospective multicentre study.

@article{Hoepffner2006ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative evaluation of a new bedside faecal occult blood test in a prospective multicentre study.},
  author={Nicolas M Hoepffner and Yogesh M Shastri and Ernst Hanisch and W Wolfgang R{\"o}sch and Joachim Moessner and Wolfgang F. Caspary and Juergen Stein},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={145-54}
}
BACKGROUND Faecal occult blood testing is an established method of colorectal neoplasia screening. Guaiac-based tests are limited by poor patient compliance, low sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value. Newer immunochemical-based tests, accurate but tedious, require a well-established laboratory set up. There is need for simpler immunochemical tests that can be performed at the out-patient clinic. AIM To compare the performance characteristics of a new bedside immunological… CONTINUE READING