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Fecal Immunochemical Tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Daly, Jeanette PhD, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: October 2012 - Volume 112 - Issue 10 - p 67–69
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000421031.02199.65
Matters of Practice

New fecal occult blood tests have a higher sensitivity and specificity for detection of adenomas and cancer than guaiac-based tests.

Jeanette M. Daly is an associate research scientist in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City. Contact author: jeanette-daly@uiowa.edu. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.