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  • CUR1: Which disease/health problem/potential health problem will FIT be used for?
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Which disease/health problem/potential health problem will FIT be used for?

Authors: Mirjana Huic, Eleftheria Karampli, Silvia Florescu, Cipriana Mihaescu-Pintia

Internal reviewers: Laura Cacciani, Sophie Brunner, Esther Kraft

FIT (Faecal Immunochemical test) is an alternative name for Immunochemical Faecal Occult Blood Test (iFOBT), a class of occult blood tests introduced in the US market in 2001, which represents one out of few different screening options for colorectal cancer (CRC). The aim of population-based screening for CRC is to reduce morbidity and mortality from CRC through both prevention (by the removal of adenomas before they become malignant) and earlier diagnosis of CRC (at early, curable stage) {1-3,5,69}.

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Huic M et al. Result Card CUR1 In: Huic M et al. Health Problem and Current Use of the Technology In: Jefferson T, Cerbo M, Vicari N [eds.]. Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT ) versus guaiac-based fecal occult blood test (FOBT) for colorectal cancer screening [Core HTA], Agenas - Agenzia nazionale per i servizi sanitari regionali; 2014. [cited 16 June 2021]. Available from: http://corehta.info/ViewCover.aspx?id=206

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