Clínic Barcelona. Hospital Universitari
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March 2, 2012

Comparison between FOBT and colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics of the CDB contributes to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, where it is compared the test for blood in stool (European model) and a direct examination of the inside of the colon by colonoscopy (standard) for early detection or screening for colorectal cancer.

Since late 2009, our laboratory is responsible for testing fecal occult blood screening program for colorectal cancer in the city of Barcelona on more than 1000 samples per week. This analysis is performed using an automatic immunochemical method that is capable of detecting human hemoglobin present in very small amount of feces (0.010 g).


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