Occult digestive bleeding refers to the loss of blood from various digestive lesions in the faeces, unobservable to the naked eye. Thus, daily losses of up to 100 ml of blood do not change the appearance of the stool.
Occult bleeding test (FOBT) is currently the first screening investigation for colorectal cancer because polyps and colonic tumors can lead to small blood loss in the stool. The bleeding rate in the case of polyps increases with the size of the polyps and in the case of colorectal cancer with its stage.
Thus, the test facilitates the selection of patients at risk for specific further investigations such as colonoscopy. Studies have shown that the use of this test significantly reduced colorectal cancer mortality.
In the Digestmed clinic we have a quantitative test for the detection of occult bleeding that allows the classification of the risk into: absent, risk of small polyps, risk of advanced polyps and risk of colorectal cancer. Thus we find out if the patient needs colonoscopic evaluation and how urgent it is.
The test is positive at a concentration of Hb in faeces of 75-100 ng / ml (15-20 µg Hb / g feces).
Patients with test values of 80-99 ng/ml fall into the high risk category and require screening colonoscopy.
The patient receives the collection kit at the Digestmed reception. Harvesting is done from the stool at home without requiring dietary changes or stopping any treatment. Subsequently, the container should be brought within 5 days to the Digestmed clinic where the test reading is performed quickly, within 2 minutes.
DigestMed is a privately-owned medical clinic primarily involved in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases and performs medical work at the highest European standards. DigestMed provides patients with a range of services including gastroenterology, hepatology and digestive endoscopy, endocrinology and psychiatry.
We perform in a pleasant and welcoming environment and put a special emphasis on hygiene and cleanliness, providing our patients with complete safety, comfort and medical services at a high-quality standard.
Each and every patient is important to us and we strive to respect the appointment time. However, the planned time may be offset due to cases that may require more detailed investigations than planned at the time of scheduling.
In each specialized section of the DigestMed clinic, our patients are informed about the investigations they are about to perform and their questions and concerns about their health status will promptly be answered .
DigestMed will provide you with a medical team composed of professional physicians with high expertise in the field, who, following the performed investigations, offer the patients a fast and efficient treatment, specific to the needs they meet.
DigestMed offers you a team of physicians with extensive experience and expertise in the treatment of digestive diseases. Our physicians are open to communication with the patients and work with you in order to develop an optimal therapeutic strategy according to your expectations and your health.
At DigestMed your health is our goal, which is why our team is ready to answer your requests and provide you with assistance in dealing with your health problems. DigestMed Clinic provides you with a quick consultation service if your health problems require urgent assessment and treatment. We also offer the possibility to make an online appointment by completing the form on the DigestMed website.
Quality investigation means quality device and an experienced physician. The clinic is equipped with modern, state-of-the-art equipment according to European standards of hygiene and health and professional equipment - we have a Siemens Acuson X150 ultrasound and a Pentax endoscopy line. We are using the best medical equipment to ensure that the services we are offering to our patients are perfectly suited to your needs.
You can reach us by using the following public transport means: METRO : M3 Lujerului TRAM : 41 Bd. Uverturii station, BUS : 178 Teatrul Masca station; 106, 136, 236, 336 Piata Veteranilor station, TROLLEYBUS : 61, 62 Piata Veteranilor station