FIT for colonoscopy: Benefits of the faecal immunochemical test for triaging symptomatic patients

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Abstract


Colonoscopy has proven efficacy for detection of neoplasia and other clinically relevant disease states, which has led to a reduction in colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality.1 It is used around the world in different settings, including for screening of the general population, investigating the cause of a positive faecal occult blood test, and surveillance of patients at elevated risk of CRC. Colonoscopy is also used to investigate the cause of gastrointestinal symptoms or iron deficiency anaemia, both of which can indicate presence of CRC.2
Original languageEnglish
Article number100528
Number of pages2
JournalThe Lancet Regional Health - Europe
Volume23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

Keywords

  • Colonoscopy
  • colorectal cancer (CRC)
  • faecal immunochemical test (FIT)

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