28th November 2019

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What is a Hemoccult stool test?

Hemoccult Test. This simple test checks for the presence of hidden blood in a patient's stool. You only need to send a small stool sample to a lab, using a special card. However, the test has its drawbacks.

Also know, what does a positive stool test mean?

This blood loss could be due to ulcers, diverticulosis, polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, blood swallowed due to bleeding gums or nosebleeds, or benign or cancerous tumors. For the fecal immunochemical test (FIT), a positive result indicates abnormal bleeding in the lower digestive tract.

What is a heme positive stool?

D009780. Fecal occult blood (FOB) refers to blood in the feces that is not visibly apparent (unlike other types of blood in stool such as melena or hematochezia). A fecal occult blood test (FOBT) checks for hidden (occult) blood in the stool (feces).
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