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Fecal occult blood test


  • fecal occult blood
  • FOB - fecal occult blood screening
  • FOBT
  • stool 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.

Definition from:  National Cancer Institute dictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

Published: November 23, 2015