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Fecal/Stool Tests: Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) Stool DNA (sDNA)


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There are currently three fecal tests that help determine whether colorectal cancer is present by looking for hidden (occult) blood in the stool. To learn about each test, click on the following link. .

Blood in the stool may be the only symptom of colorectal cancer, but not all blood in the stool is caused by cancer. If blood is present, additional tests such as a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy are needed to determine definitively if cancer is present.


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