Cancer Keys: Faecal Calprotectin

Cancer Keys: Faecal Calprotectin

10th September 2020 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...
Cancer Keys: False negative FIT results

Cancer Keys: False negative FIT results

1st November 2019 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...
FIT vs gFOBTs: What’s changed? 

FIT vs gFOBTs: What’s changed? 

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 with...