Immunochemical analysis of occult blood in the stool. Definition

Medical Definition: Immunochemical analysis of occult blood in the stool

Test to verify the presence of blood in the stool. Use a brush to collect water droplets on the surface of the stool while on the toilet. The samples are then sent to a laboratory where it is checked if they have a human blood protein. Blood in the stool may be a sign of colorectal cancer. Also called occult blood in the stool via immunoassay, immunological analysis of occult blood in the stool, and iFOBT.

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