Bowel cancer screening cut off 'misses cases'
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Every test result gives a value, saying how much blood can be detected. Currently, doctors set a cut off value of 100ng per ml to determine if the result is normal or abnormal. Test results reading higher than this level are deemed "abnormal" and mean the patient needs more investigation.
But Dr Chen's team found values below 100ng/ml, which would be classed as normal, could still provide a warning of imminent cancer, especially those falling just under this cut off.
I hope that the NHS will take note of these findings and lower the cut off point.
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