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Faecal Occult Blood (FIT)

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A fecal immunochemical test (FIT) (also called an immunochemical fecal occult blood test or iFOBT) uses antibodies specific to the human globulin part of the Hemoglobin (rather than the heme part that Guiac tests target). Thus they do not react to animal, hemoglobin or myglobin) as found in meat , nor plant analogues, and drugs like Vitamin C do not effect the testing, so dietary adjustment is not needed. More important, globulin does not survive the enzymes of the upper digestive tract, so it is specific to lower GI bleeding-that is important to colon cancer screening. Different kit manufacturers have different requirements for repeats and timing, but most experts say you need samples from 2 different days for good results.

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One day

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Collect material:

Blood

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Purpose of the test

The Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) is a diagnostic tool that examines a stool sample to detect the presence of blood that isn't visible to the naked eye. The primary objective of this test is to identify blood in the stool, which can be an early indicator of conditions like colorectal cancer, polyps, ulcers, and other digestive tract issues.

Who Should Get Tested

This test is commonly used as a screening measure to detect colorectal cancer before symptoms appear. It's also used to diagnose other conditions that might cause bleeding in the digestive tract. Medical experts strongly recommend regular colorectal cancer screening tests, especially for individuals aged 45 or 50 and above, depending on their risk factors

Preparing for the Test
Fasting
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Depending on the type of cholesterol test, you may be required to fast for 9 to 12 hours before the test. This means avoiding all food and drinks except water. Fasting is usually required for a lipid panel, which measures LDL and HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Medications
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Inform your healthcare provider about any medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter medications and supplements, as they can affect your test results.
Alcohol
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Avoid alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours before the test, as alcohol can raise triglyceride levels.
Exercise
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Avoid heavy exercise for 24 hours before the test, as this can also affect cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Smoking
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Avoid smoking or using any nicotine products for at least 30 minutes before the test, as they can temporarily increase cholesterol levels.
Follow instructions
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Follow any specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider, such as the time of day to take the test or any dietary restrictions.
Interpreting Test Results

A positive result, indicating the presence of blood in the stool, doesn't necessarily mean one has cancer. It could be due to other conditions like hemorrhoids, ulcers, or benign tumors. However, if blood is detected, further tests, such as a colonoscopy, are usually recommended to pinpoint the exact cause of the bleeding. Regular screenings using FOBT can play a crucial role in early detection and treatment of colorectal cancer.

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