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Fecal occult blood test

Synonym(s)

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

Definition(s)

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: July 21, 2014