What stool-based screening tests and intervals are used to detect colon cancer?

Updated: Apr 15, 2020
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Stool-based screening tests and intervals are as follows:

  • Guaiac-based fecal occult blood test (FOBT), every year

  • Fecal immunochemical test (FIT), every year

  • FIT-DNA, every 1 or 3 years


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