A simple and reliable home test kit to detect the early signs of bowel cancer. Contains 1 faecal immunochemical test (FIT).
The SELFCheck Bowel Health Test kit is an easy to use and hygienic faecal occult blood test kit to detect hidden blood in a stool sample at home. Approximately 95% of cases of colon (bowel) cancer result from benign tumours called polyps that grow inside the colon. This means that this type of cancer is one of the few where early detection can help prevent the development of tumours. Polyps in the colon often remain undetected for many years until they develop into the cancerous form. If a colon polyp is found in time and removed, it can halt the development of bowel cancer. Early detection of bowel cancer is very important and everyone over he age of 40 should perform a yearly faecal occult blood test to minimise risks. The SELFCheck Bowel Health Test kit gives results within 10 minutes at home without the need to send the sample away.
Early detection of hidden blood in a stool sample is a reliable indicator of colon polyps. Prompt detection and removal of polyps can help reduce the risk of progression to bowel cancer. The SELFCheck Bowel Health Test kit is specifically CE marked for self test use at home and has been independently assessed to provide reliable results and shown to be easy to use.
Warnings or Restrictions
Keep away from children.
One sample container with solution and collection stick, sealed foil pouch containing test cassette, easy to follow instructions.
Size (1) Unit (EA)
Product code: 782419
Instruction leaflet and carton are recyclable, other components should be discarded with general household waste.
The SELFCheck Bowel Health Test requires a small stool (faeces) sample, hygienically collected using the collection stick provided. The sample is then placed in a developer solution and dropped onto a test cassette which gives a simple yes/no answer as to whether blood has been detected. The test takes 10 minutes to complete and does not need to be sent away. It is advised that should you have any concerns or questions about your test result that you consult your Doctor.
Tips & Advice
The SELFCheck Bowel Health Test can be used at any time of the day during a bowel movement. No dietary restrictions are required with the FIT technology used in the test. In women, the test should not be performed within 3 days of your period.