Departments and specialties

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Departments with related expertise

May 04, 2018
  1. Fecal occult blood test and fecal immunochemical test: The test. American Association for Clinical Chemistry. http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/fecal-occult-blood/tab/test. Accessed March 6, 2014.
  2. Fletcher RH. Tests for screening for colorectal cancer: Stool tests, radiologic imaging and endoscopy. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed March 6, 2014.
  3. Fletcher RH. Screening for colorectal cancer: Strategies in patients at average risk. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed March 7, 2014.
  4. Fecal occult blood test and fecal immunochemical test: The test sample. http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/fecal-occult-blood/tab/sample/. Accessed March 6, 2014.
  5. Ask Mayo Expert. Colorectal cancer screening and surveillance. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2014.
  6. Levin B, et al. Screening and surveillance for the early detection of colorectal cancer and adenomatous polyps, 2008: A joint guideline from the American Cancer Society, the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, and the American College of Radiology. Gastroenterology. 2008;134:1570.
  7. Flitcroft KL, et al. Colorectal cancer screening: Why immunochemical fecal occult blood tests may be the best option. BMC Gastroenterology. 2012;12:183.
  8. Medical devices: Fecal occult blood. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/InVitroDiagnostics/HomeUseTests/ucm125834.htm. Accessed Feb. 28, 2014.
  9. Ghosh AK, editor. Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Review. 8th ed. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press, New York: Informa Healthcare USA; 2008.
  10. Brink D, et al. Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement. Colorectal cancer screening. https://www.icsi.org/guidelines__more/catalog_guidelines_and_more/catalog_guidelines/catalog_prevention__screening_guidelines/colorectal/. Accessed Feb. 28, 2014.
  11. US Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for colorectal cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2008;149:627.
  12. Fecal occult blood tests. American Society of Clinical Oncology. http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/diagnosing-cancer/tests-and-procedures/fecal-occult-blood-tests. Accessed March 21, 2014.

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