Fecal Occult Blood Test in Palermo
- Anal fissure
- Polyps (cancerous and noncancerous)
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s Disease
Common conditions covered by a Fecal Occult Blood Test
Anaemia, Colon cancer, Polyps, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Stomach ulcer, Haemorrhoid, Colorectal cancer
FAQs on Fecal Occult Blood Test
What is a Fecal Occult Blood Test?
FOBT checks the stool sample for occult bleeding (bleeding from gastrointestinal parts that end up in the stool). Bleeding can be caused by haemorrhoids, anal fissures, polyps, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's Disease, and colorectal cancer.
How is the test carried out?
The provider will provide you with the kit for sample collection. The instructions for the equipment must be followed. The sample, once collected, must be stored in a prelabelled container with patient details, sealed and sent to the laboratory. The test can be reordered if the sample is inconclusive.
How to prepare for it, and what to expect from the results?
Avoid Vit C supplements, red meat (beef, lamb, pork), NSAIDs (Aspirin, Ibuprofen) drugs, and spicy food the day before the test, as these can alter results.