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Glossary: fecal occult blood test, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

fecal occult blood test

(FEE-kul uh-KULT...)

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. Also called FOBT.

Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) kit; shows card, applicator, and return envelope.

Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) kit to check for blood in stool.