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Generally, when you test for faecal occult blood there are two types which are commonly used for analyses. There is a chemical test based on a chemical reaction to haem which is a part of haemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying molecule found in red blood cells. There is also an immunological test which uses antibodies that recognise haemoglobin. At NutriPATH both types of methods are used for testing. The faecal occult blood test is used to detect small amounts of blood in the stool. If the test is positive, a colonoscopy will be needed to find the reason for the bleeding.
- Family history of bowel cancer
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Blood in stool
NOTICE TO PATIENTS
NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.