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Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT)

Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT)

The FIT is a colorectal research project which relies on community health workers who distribute a Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), a stool based screening test for early detection and prevention of disease. This approach takes FIT from the clinic to the community, and provides average risk individuals, with limited access to health promotion, the opportunity to engage in colorectal cancer screening. All individuals who test positive for FIT are navigated to timely and appropriate follow up care. Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo and Erin Kobetz-Kerman lead this initiative. This research is supported by the Florida Department of Health.