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BowelCheck – Test at-home bowel cancer screening kit

A brief video introduction

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BowelCheck, is a bowel cancer quantitative Faecal Immunochemical Test (qFIT) that looks for signs of digested human blood in your stools (or poo) as this can be a sign of bowel cancer. It is available to men and women over the age of 45+ years and can be carried out in the comfort of your own home.

Why should I use BowelCheck? 

Are you approaching your 50’s and worried about bowel cancer, or concerned that you may have the symptoms of bowel cancer?

Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK, with more than 42,000 men and women being diagnosed each year. Bowel cancer can affect both men and women. Yet, if bowel cancer (also known as colon cancer, rectal cancer or colorectal cancer) can be detected in its earliest stages, there is a greater than 90% chance of it being cured. Furthermore, over 50% of bowel cancer is preventable in the UK by screening and reducing your risks.

The NHS offers bowel cancer screening from the age of 60 in the UK (50 in Scotland) but, has only recently switched to similar technology used privately by Check4Cancer.

What makes BowelCheck unique? 

  • BowelCheck is a quantitative Faecal Immunochemical Test (qFIT) that detects the concentration of human blood in the faeces, as this can be a sign of bowel cancer.
  • The test result will state whether the sample was positive or negative and if positive, the concentration of haemoglobin will also be provided.
  • This will provide additional information if your GP refers you for further investigations to the NHS or a private consultant.

How do I order BowelCheck?

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  • You can order your BowelCheck test at-home kit by clicking on the 'Order BowelCheck Now' button above or calling BowelHealth.
  • The test kit will be delivered to your home in discrete packaging.
  • The cost of BowelCheck test at-home kit is £85.00.
  • BowelCheck is suitable for both men and women aged 45+ years.

What does the BowelCheck kit contain?

  • Information on bowel cancer.
  • An on-line bowel cancer risk assessment questionnaire.
  • A sterile collection kit posted out to you at home containing easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

What do I do with the BowelCheck kit when I have completed it?

  • Complete the test at-home kit by following the simple instructions provided in the test kit.
  • Return your sample to our laboratory by Freepost and expect your results within five days.
  • Our team of specialists will analyse your test results and risk factors to determine what the next stage is for you.

When do I get my test results back?

  • You will receive your results letter from your BowelCheck test within five days of the laboratory receiving your sample.
  • If your BowelCheck test is normal, there should be no further action required. It should be noted however that there is a small chance (approximately 15 %) of cancer being present but going undetected.
  • With your results you will receive a risk-stratified screening programme.

What happens if my test results are abnormal?

Waiting for your results can be an anxious time, and like other screening tools, a bowel cancer test may not always be 100% reliable.

We will telephone you if you have an abnormal test in advance to explain the available options and reduce any anxiety.

  • If your BowelCheck test is abnormal we will advise you on the next steps.
  • Should you have an abnormal test result, you may be eligible for referral to a private consultant or to the NHS via your GP.
  • If you have a positive result it may not necessarily mean you have bowel cancer.
  • A bowel cancer may be missed if it’s not bleeding when the test is done.

Disclaimer

Whilst undergoing bowel cancer screening will not prevent bowel cancer, it can help to detect cancers at an early stage so you can get treatment early. If you are worried about bowel cancer, BowelCheck is a simple testing kit that you can do in the comfort of your own home. No bowel cancer screening test can be guaranteed to be 100% accurate, and a positive result from BowelCheck will mean that further investigations are likely to be recommended.

What does the bowel cancer test cost?

BowelCheck bowel cancer test costs £85 to private individuals.

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If you are a company looking for pricing, please visit our corporate services page.

Payment Methods

We accept payment for bowel cancer test services by Credit or Debit card and also American Express. If you would like to sign up for BowelCheck please contact us.

 

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