Colonoscopy remains the standard method to diagnose CRC. However, colonoscopy does have limitations, the uptake by patients is very low because the bowel preparation process and the procedure itself are unpleasant for patients. Colonoscopy is an invasive procedure and while minimal, is not without risk.
In most countries, available colonoscopy resource is scarce. By implementing OC-Sensor, national and regional cancer prevention schemes are able to balance population screening with local infrastructure and resources.
Stool tests for occult blood
As an alternative procedure to colonoscopy, stool tests for detecting occult blood in stools have become established. Here there is a difference between conventional chemical tests (gFOBT) and the new and significantly more conclusive immunochemical tests
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