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A 52-year-old female asked:

What diet should i follow before getting g tested for fecal occult blood?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Nothing special: Make sure you get fit test and not the old fobt. Fit is way more sensitive to detect human hemoglobin and it's not affected by diet.
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Red meat: Usually avoiding red meat for a week is sufficient, the routine, commonly used test does not differentiate between human and animal blood. There are tests that do but not sure which your doctor will use.

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Last updated Nov 29, 2013

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