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Positive Stool Hemoccult
What is a stool hemoccult test?

A stool hemoccult test is designed to find hidden or occult blood in the stool. Click the following links to learn more about the test.

Stool Hemoccult Definition

What is being tested?


What does it mean to have a positive stool hemoccult?

A positive result indicates the presence of blood somewhere in the digestive tract. Click here for information on the normal values of this test and what abnormal results may indicate.


Possible causes/diagnosis:

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Science Links

Digestive System, including the role of the liver in digestion

This link includes a great, interactive diagram to help you learn about the anatomy of organs related to digestion and the digestive process itself.