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Fecal Occult Blood Test

Fecal Occult Blood Test is a test in which the stool (solid waste from the bowel) is tested for blood that can not be seen by the naked eye. Small samples of stool are placed on special cards and sent to a laboratory for testing. If the test shows blood in the stool, the individual who was tested may have polyps or cancer. Early diagnosis and treatment of both of these conditions increases the chances of a good result.

 

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