fecal occult test


fecal occult test
noun
a test performed at home in which you collect specimens of your stool that are tested for traces of blood; used to detect colorectal cancers
Hypernyms: ↑diagnostic test, ↑diagnostic assay

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  • fecal occult blood test — FOBT. A test to check for blood in the stool. Small samples of stool are placed on special cards and sent to a doctor or laboratory for testing. Blood in the stool may be a sign of colorectal cancer. Also called FOBT …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • faecal occult test — noun a test performed at home in which you collect specimens of your stool that are tested for traces of blood; used to detect colorectal cancers • Syn: ↑fecal occult test, ↑stool test • Hypernyms: ↑diagnostic test, ↑diagnostic assay …   Useful english dictionary

  • immunoassay fecal occult blood test — iFOBT. A test to check for blood in the stool. A brush is used to collect water drops from around the surface of a stool while it is still in the toilet bowl. The samples are then sent to a laboratory, where they are checked for a human blood… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • immunochemical fecal occult blood test — iFOBT. A test to check for blood in the stool. A brush is used to collect water drops from around the surface of a stool while it is still in the toilet bowl. The samples are then sent to a laboratory, where they are checked for a human blood… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • immunologic fecal occult blood test — iFOBT. A test to check for blood in the stool. A brush is used to collect water drops from around the surface of a stool while it is still in the toilet bowl. The samples are then sent to a laboratory, where they are checked for a human blood… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Fecal incontinence — ICD 10 R15 ICD 9 787.6 Fecal incontinence (or faecal incontinence, FI) is the loss of regular control of the bowels. Involuntary excretion and leaking are common occurrences for those affected. Subjects relating to defecation …   Wikipedia

  • Test, stool occult blood — A test to see whether there is blood in the bowel movement. Also called a fecal occult blood test: A test to check for hidden blood in stool. (Fecal refers to stool. Occult means hidden.) Abbreviated stool OB …   Medical dictionary

  • diagnostic test — noun an assay conducted for diagnostic purposes • Syn: ↑diagnostic assay • Hypernyms: ↑assay • Hyponyms: ↑biopsy, ↑cloze procedure, ↑cloze test, ↑f …   Useful english dictionary

  • stool test — noun a test performed at home in which you collect specimens of your stool that are tested for traces of blood; used to detect colorectal cancers • Syn: ↑fecal occult test, ↑faecal occult test • Hypernyms: ↑diagnostic test, ↑diagnostic assay …   Useful english dictionary