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View in Spanish: Prueba de sangre oculta en la materia fecal

Fecal occult blood test (FEE-kul uh-KULT)
A test to check for blood in the stool. Small samples of stool are placed on special cards and sent to a doctor or laboratory for testing. Blood in the stool may be a sign of colorectal cancer. Also called FOBT.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.