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Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is a newer screening test for colorectal (colon) cancer. It tests for hidden blood in the stool, which can be an early sign of cancer. FIT only detects human blood from the lower intestines. Medicines and food don't interfere with the test, so it tends to be more accurate and have fewer false positives than other tests. Alternate names Immunochemical fecal occult blood test; iFOBT; Colon cancer screening - FIT How the FIT home colon cancer test is performed and resulted: Get it now > How to Prepare for the Test You do not need to do anything to prepare for the test. How the Test Will Feel Some people may... Continue Reading →
Data shows promise for Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests with the Second Generation FIT Home Colon Cancer Screening Test A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the relatively inexpensive and non-invasive fecal immunochemical test, or FIT test may be just as effective as a colonoscopy. One in 20 Americans will develop colorectal cancer. About 140,000 cases are diagnosed in the United States each year, resulting in about 49,000 deaths, according to the National Cancer Institute. It is the third most common cancer worldwide. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a government-backed agency, recommends screening for people age 50 to 75 years by one of three methods: a colonoscopy every 10 years; annual stool testing; or a less-thorough look into the... Continue Reading →