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Review article by Prof. Callum Fraser regarding the use of FIT in assessment of patients with lower bowel symptoms

Recently published in The Surgeon, Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons or Edinburgh and Ireland, Prof Fraser discusses the use of FIT to triage patients and be used to aid decision making.

“FIT are now proven to be very useful in the timely assessment of patients with symptoms of lower bowel disease. In particular, FIT can guide in the decision-making as to which patients presenting in primary care with lower bowel symptoms would most benefit from referral for colonoscopy.”

Read the article: Faecal immunochemical tests (FIT) in the assessment of patients presenting with lower bowel symptoms: Concepts and challenges