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Title: Faecal occult blood testing in community pharmacy
Authors: Agius, Adrian
Azzopardi, Lilian M.
Serracino-Inglott, Anthony
Keywords: Fecal occult blood tests -- Malta
Colon (Anatomy) -- Cancer -- Diagnosis
Rectum -- Cancer -- Diagnosis
Pharmacists -- Attitudes
Pharmaceutical services -- Malta
Pharmacy -- Practice
Issue Date: 2012-09
Publisher: University of Malta. Department of Pharmacy
Citation: Agius, A., Azzopardi, L. M., & Serracino Inglott, A. (2012, September). Faecal occult blood testing in community pharmacy. Poster session presented at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Abstract: A poster presentation regarding faecal occult blood testing in community pharmacy. Introduction: Faecal occult blood (FOB) tests for point-of-care testing (POCT) detect minute traces of blood in the faeces and are used in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. In Malta there is an average of 180 cases per year of CRC and it is the second cause of cancer mortality after breast cancer in females and the third cause of mortality after prostate and lung cancers in males. The aims of this study were: 1) to assess the availability of FOB test kits for POCT and 2) to evaluate the test’s applicability to the community pharmacy setting.
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