Inter-test agreement and quantitative cross-validation of immunochromatographical fecal occult blood tests.

@article{Brenner2010IntertestAA,
  title={Inter-test agreement and quantitative cross-validation of immunochromatographical fecal occult blood tests.},
  author={Hermann Brenner and Ulrike Haug and Sabrina Hundt},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={127 7},
  pages={1643-9}
}
Immunochromatographical fecal occult blood tests were shown to have higher sensitivity for detecting colorectal neoplasms than the commonly used guaiac-based test. However, positivity rates, sensitivity and specificity vary widely. We aimed to assess the reasons for this heterogeneity. Six dichotomous (qualitative) immunochromatographical tests were used in the same stool samples, taken before cathartic bowel preparation, from 1,330 participants of the German colonoscopy screening program… CONTINUE READING

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