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Table 1 Exclusion criteria for the study population

From: Performance of a quantitative fecal immunochemical test for detecting advanced colorectal neoplasia: a prospective cohort study

  Category of exclusion Exclusion criteria
High risk diagnosis History of cancer in the colon or rectum Personal history of colorectal cancer
Personal history of carcinoid of the colon
Inflammatory bowel disease Crohn’s disease
Ulcerative colitis
Inherited colorectal cancer syndrome Familial adenomatous polyposis
Peutz-Jegher’s syndrome
Gardner syndrome
Lynch syndrome
Cowden syndrome
Juvenile polyposis
MYH-associated polyposis
Unexplained iron-deficiency anemia Men with a hemoglobin < 11, and women with a hemoglobin < 10, in combination with a ferritin of less than 100
No reasonable explanation (e.g., recent surgery) for the anemia
Recent weight loss ≥ 10% of body weight or ≥ 20 lbs. in the prior 6 months
A combination of age and lower gastrointestinal symptoms suggestive of colorectal cancer Age greater than 60 years, plus rectal bleeding for ≥ 3 months, and change in bowel habits toward looser stools or increased stool frequency persisting for six weeks or more
History of adenomas Prior history of adenomatous polyps
Recent endoscopy Colonoscopy within 10 years
Flexible sigmoidoscopy within 5 years
Excluded to align with the screening outreach population Dementia
End-stage renal disease
HIV/AIDS
Colonoscopy not medically indicated Currently receiving nursing home care
Currently receiving hospice care
Currently receiving active treatment for cancer
Prior colectomy
Other exclusions Needs an interpreter to communicate in English
Opts out of research studies
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