Discussion of the guaiac based test introduced in 1971 and its' shortcomings versus Fecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT) and how it relates to acute and non-acute facilities.
Why is FIT the preferred test?
What is Colorectal Cancer and why do I care about it?
How important is awareness and detection?
Why is screening important and how is it done?
Recommended screening tests and other tests available
History of guaiac-based cards and specific prep
ACG recommendation from 2008
Side - by - Side comparison, guaiac vs. FIT
Comparison of various FIT and discussion regarding cutoff levels
CRC Is the 2nd leading killer in Cancers
The ACG recommends ABANDONING older gFOBT
DRE is NOT an acceptable form of CRC screening, even when used with a guaiac-based card.
FIT has higher patient compliance rate
FIT may generate significant revenue to your practice
The GOLD STANDARD is whichever recommended test you can actually get the patient to complete.