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Noninvasive fecal occult blood test effective screen for lower GI tract lesions
Date:8/2/2011

o have esophageal or gastric cancer had a positive fecal test result," writes Ming-Shiang Wu, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, with coauthors.

"We found that the specificity of the immunochemical fecal occult blood test was almost 90% for predicting colorectal cancer, adenoma or any important lesion in the lower gastrointestinal tract. These findings support those of previous studies showing that the immunochemical fecal test is a specific diagnostic tool,"" write the authors.


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Contact: Dr. Ming-Shiang Wu
mingshiang@ntu.edu.tw
886-972-651-025
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