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What does the stool blood test detect?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Two types of tests
One type tests for peroxidase activity associated with hemoglobin but also present in other molecules.
An other type tests for human globin protein and detects bleeding in the colon only. Both are intended to check for blood in stool.

In brief: Two types of tests
One type tests for peroxidase activity associated with hemoglobin but also present in other molecules.
An other type tests for human globin protein and detects bleeding in the colon only. Both are intended to check for blood in stool.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
In brief: Blood
If you are referring to the standard fecal occult blood test in the office and it is done as a colon cancer screen.

In brief: Blood
If you are referring to the standard fecal occult blood test in the office and it is done as a colon cancer screen.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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