Digital Rectal Examination Versus Spontaneous Passage of Stool for Fecal Occult Blood Testing
Southern Medical Journal, 07/13/2012
Ashraf I et al. – Digital rectal examination (DRE) for fecal occult blood test (FOBT) appears to be less effective at detecting advanced adenomas as compared with SPS despite cancer detection being similar. FOBT by stool passed spontaneously appears to be statistically superior to FOBT by DRE.