Table 1.

Comparison of the number of metabolites, with ≥80% detectability, in no solution (NS) to the number of metabolites, with ≥80% detectability, in fecal samples collected with 95% ethanol, FOBT cards, or FIT tubes

ConditionTotal number of metabolitesNumber of metabolites in condition and NSaNumber of metabolites in NS onlyNumber of metabolites in condition only
No solution (gold standard)625
95% Ethanol56150811753
FOBT47343519038
FIT25822040538
  • Abbreviations: FIT, fecal immunochemical test; FOBT, fecal occult blood test; NS, no solution.

  • aSubset of metabolites used in technical reliability, stability, and concordance calculations.