FOB test kit / colorectal cancer / hemoglobin / feces
FOB, colorectal cancer
The presence of haemoglobin (the major protein in red blood cells) in faeces is indicative for the presence of blood (faecal occult blood, iFOB) as a result of bleedings associated to pathologies of the gastrointestinal track such as colon polyps, adenomas, colorectal carcinoma, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common form of cancer in the western world, however, it often causes no symptoms until it has reached a relatively advanced stage. Thus, many organisations recommend the screening of this disease through iFOB testing.