Stool for Occult Blood Test

What is the Stool for Occult Blood Test?

The fecal occult blood test (FOBT) examines for blood in the stool. Blood in the stool indicates gastrointestinal bleeding, including ulcers and colon cancer.

The fecal occult blood test can only detect blood, not determine what causes bleeding. An FOBT is a screening test for colorectal cancer that can help discover it early.

Why Done? 

  • To check for digestive tract bleeding, which may indicate colon cancer.
  • To assess unexpected anemia.

Procedure: 

The lab technician will provide details. 

How does one prepare for the test? 

1. If vitamin C is used more than 250 mg per day, it can cause false-negative findings.

2. Rectal (suppositories) and iron-containing drugs should be ceased two days before and during the test with the physician's agreement.

3. Avoid raw meat and red meat for two days before and during the test. In addition, raw broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, and turnips might produce false-positive results.

Required Documents for Stool for Occult Blood Test:

  • Doctor prescription. 
  • A valid government ID.

After Care: 

No care is required.

Cost of Stool for Occult Blood Test in Delhi: 

The Stool Occult Blood Positive Treatment price varies by region and facility. So, get tested at trustworthy diagnostic centers like Ganesh Diagnostic. It is staffed by trained and experienced professionals to assure patient and visitor safety.

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