Evaluation of an immunochemical test for faecal occult blood in screening for colorectal neoplasia in a high risk group.

@article{Williams1987EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of an immunochemical test for faecal occult blood in screening for colorectal neoplasia in a high risk group.},
  author={Jill Williams and R. Hunter and Daniel W. Thomas and Murray Coles and Anthony S-y Leong and Ruth Walsh and Dr. Christian Hoffmann and Thomas W Huber and Ayse Sen},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={57 12},
  pages={951-7}
}
A group of 1615 asymptomatic individuals presumed to be at increased risk of colorectal neoplasia were selected as the study group. All were tested by an immunochemical test for faecal occult blood. In the second half of the study, individuals who were occult blood negative were offered colonoscopy. Ninety-nine individuals (6.1%) returned stools which were occult blood positive. Investigation by full colonoscopy was possible in 90 cases, revealing nine patients (10%) with invasive cancers, four… CONTINUE READING