Glossary Term:

Title

fecal immunochemical test

Phonetic

<b>fee</b>-kuhl <b>im</b>-you-no-<b>KIM</b>-uh-kuhl test

Description

also called FIT. A test to look for hidden blood in the stool, which could be a sign of cancer. The test is not affected by vitamins or foods, though it still requires 2 or 3 stool samples to give accurate results. See also colorectal cancer screening, false positive, fecal occult blood test.