I noticed traces of blood in my stool. I was advised to do the stool guaiac test. What does the stool guaiac test detect? What are some things I need to know before taking the test if I am doing it at home?

A. The stool guaiac test detects blood in a stool sample which may be an early sign of colon cancer. Some foods and medicines can affect the test results. So, avoid foods such as: red meat; any blood-containing food; cantaloupe; uncooked broccoli; turnip; radish; or horseradish 3 days prior to the test.

To get a colon cancer screening test done, get in touch with Polymedco CDP, LLC. Click here to get in touch with us.

 
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