Collect your FREE kit from the laboratory on the first floor of Mediclinic Parkview Hospital from 7:30 am – 7 pm.
About the test
The Fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is a screening test for colon cancer. it tests for hidden blood in the stool, which can be an early sign of cancer FIT only detects human blood from the lower intestines. Medicines and food do not interfere with the test. So it tends to be more accurate ad have fewer false positive results than other tests.
Screening for colorectal cancer likely increases cancer detection at an early stage, thereby reducing mortality.
Preparation for the test
Do not collect samples during a menstrual period, if you have bleeding haemorrhoids, blood in urine or if you have had any strained bowel movements.
Before taking the test, label the container with your name, date and mobile number.
Collecting the sample
Catch your sample in the provided container directly. It is most important that the bowel motion you take the sample from has not been in the toilet bowl, as this could affect the test result.
Store your sample at room temperature (between 15 and 30 degree celsius). Protect from direct heat, sunlight, ultraviolet light and moisture.
Remember to bring the sample back to the laboratory within one hour of collection.
Remember to wash your hands after use.
Kindly drop your sample along with your voucher at the Mediclinic Parkview Hospital laboratory from 8am to 7pm.