What Is It?
A fecal occult blood test checks stool samples for traces of
blood that cannot be seen with the naked eye. This test is also
called a stool guaiac or Hemoccult test. It is a simple chemical
test of a stool samplethat involves about five minutes of
Because the fecal occult blood test can detect bleeding from
almost anywhere along the length of the digestive tract, several
conditions can cause the result to be positive. They include
esophagitis, gastritis, peptic...