Faecal immunochemical tests (FIT) can help to rule out colorectal cancer in patients presenting in primary care with lower abdominal symptoms: a systematic review conducted to inform new NICE DG30 diagnostic guidance

Marie Westwood*, Shona Lang, Nigel Armstrong, Sietze van Turenhout, Joaquin Cubiella, Lisa Stirk, Isaac Corro Ramos, Marianne Luyendijk, Remziye Zaim, Jos Kleijnen, Callum G. Fraser

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Original languageEnglish
Article number189
Number of pages17
JournalBMC Medicine
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2017

Keywords

  • OCCULT BLOOD-TESTS
  • HEMOGLOBIN CONCENTRATIONS
  • COLONOSCOPY
  • ACCURACY
  • SENSITIVITY
  • NEOPLASIA
  • METAANALYSIS
  • SPECIFICITY
  • DISEASE
  • QUALITY

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