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Faecal immunochemical tests to triage low risk populations for suspected colorectal cancer referrals in primary care

Project title: Faecal immunochemical tests to triage low risk populations for suspected colorectal cancer referrals in primary care

Call to action: 15/17 Diagnostic Assessment 2015

Research type: Evidence Synthesis

Chief investigator: Dr Marie WestwoodORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0002-6257-0653

Lead Author: Dr Marie Westwood

Contractor: Kleijnen Systematic Reviews Ltd

Cost: £175,000.00

Started: February 2016 | Status: Published June 2017

PROSPERO registration: CRD42016037723

Faecal immunochemical testing is likely to be clinically and cost- effective in primary care for triaging people presenting with lower abdominal symptoms, but who are at low risk for colorectal cancer.

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