Bowel Cancer Screening Test
BowelScreen, our reliable at-home bowel cancer test, available for men and women aged 45+, is a sample collection kit that looks for signs of digested human blood in your stools.
Do you have a previous diagnosis of bowel cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohns disease or obvious bleeding from the bottom?
Why Bowel Screening is necessary?
Klarity’s cancer screening services are clinically governed by age restrictions, if you are not within the age range for a service you will not be able to sign up to that service. This is because clinical research does not support the benefits of screening people outside our specified age eligibilities. Regardless of age, if you have symptoms then you should always seek medical advice from your GP.
Why should I get checked for bowel cancer?
More than 42,000 men and women in the UK are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year. It is also known as colorectal cancer, rectal cancer or colon cancer. If bowel cancer is identified in its early stages, survival figures are in excess of 90%. Through regular screening and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, figures in the UK show that more than 50% of bowel cancer is preventable.
The bowel cancer screening test?
Complete the at-home test by following the simple instructions provided in the test kit. Return your sample to the laboratory and you can expect your results within five days of the laboratory receiving your sample. Your results will be available in your Klarity member’s page. One of our clinical team will contact you to discuss your results and assist with any questions you may have.
How does it work?
BowelScreen is a quantitative Faecal Immunochemical Test otherwise known as qFIT. The test is designed to detect the concentration of human blood in your stool sample, as this can be an indicator of bowel cancer. With increased sensitivities qFIT will pick up more cancers than the NHS test. Once analysed your result will tell you whether the sample was normal or abnormal. If the sample is abnormal the result will also include the blood concentration details as these will be needed by your GP for them to be able to refer you for further investigations.