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Accuracy of Fecal Occult Blood Test Interpretation

Martin Fleisher, PhD; Sidney J. Winawer, MD; Ann Graham Zauber, PhD; Carol Smith, BS; and Morton K. Schwartz, PhD
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Grant Support: In part by National Institutes of Health grant CA 26852.

Requests for Reprints: Sidney J. Winawer, MD, National Polyp Study, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Fleisher, Winawer, Zauber, and Schwartz and Ms. Smith: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021.

National Polyp Study Work Group*

Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(10):875-876. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-114-10-875
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The fecal occult blood test is widely used in clinical practice, and its results often help physicians decide whether to pursue the diagnostic work-up of patients (1-3). Although considerable emphasis has been placed on dietary interferences, laboratory and clinical sensitivity, and the predictive value of the test, little attention has been focused on test interpretation (4). Because the fecal occult blood test is being used in the National Polyp Study follow-up (5), a proficiency test program was established to monitor the accuracy of interpretation. The program coordinators' proficiency was evaluated before and after a 1-hour instructional seminar on the correct


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