Fecal Occult Blood Tests (FOBT) & Fecal Immunochemical Tests (FIT)
Fecal Occult Blood Tests (FOBT) and Fecal Immunochemical Tests (FIT) detect even small amounts of blood in your bowel movements. They can be used to assist your physician in finding colorectal cancer.
In the form of take-home kits with instructions, they are simple to perform yourself in the privacy of your own home.
The completed test is sent to a lab for testing, and the results are sent to your physician. If the results are positive, further testing (such as colonoscopy) may be necessary.