Cancer Keys: Faecal Calprotectin

Cancer Keys: Faecal Calprotectin

Potential pitfall: Faecal calprotectin testing is an incredibly sensitive investigation for detecting the presence of inflammation. It is raised in a wide variety of conditions including malignancy, inflammatory bowel disease and alcohol misuse. It is therefore not...
Cancer Keys: False negative FIT results

Cancer Keys: False negative FIT results

Whilst FIT can be a good indicator of bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and sometimes precursors of cancer, some symptomatic patients can still have false negative results. With this in mind, how should you proceed? Potential Pitfall A normal result can miss...
FIT vs gFOBTs: What’s changed? 

FIT vs gFOBTs: What’s changed? 

Friday 18th October 2019 The new Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) rolled out across England this year has a number of benefits in replacing the use of older guaiac-based faecal occult blood tests (gFOBTs). Is your practice up to date with the new processes associated...