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Prospective cross-sectional study on faecal immunochemical tests: sex specific cut-off values to obtain equal sensitivity for colorectal cancer?

Authors
  • van Turenhout, Sietze T
  • Oort, Frank A
  • van der Hulst, René W M
  • Visscher, Arjen P
  • Terhaar sive Droste, Jochim S
  • Scholten, Pieter
  • Bouman, Anneke A
  • Meijer, Gerrit A
  • Mulder, Chris J J
  • van Rossum, Leo G M
  • Coupé, Veerle M H
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC Gastroenterology
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
14
Pages
217–217
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s12876-014-0217-7
PMID: 25528043
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

FIT has a higher sensitivity and a lower specificity for CRC in males than in females. Equal test characteristics can be achieved by allowing separate cut-off values for both sexes. Location and age do not explain the observed differences in sensitivity.

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