Bowel Cancer Test
It’s important to look after your bowel health. The 2San bowel Cancer test is a reliable way to look for hidden blood in stool, which could be an early indication of Bowel Cancer. This test isn’t suitable if you have visible rectal bleeding or an anal ulceration.
Who should consider taking a Bowel Cancer test?
If you have experienced a recent unexplained change in your bowel habit, abdominal pain, bloating, losing weight without trying, or feeling very tired, this test is recommended for you. Early identification can make a huge difference in the ease of treatment if colon cancer is present. Seek medical attention urgently if your stool is black or dark red, or if you have bloody diarrhoea.
5 minutes for results
Specimen type: Stool
1 test per pack
What is included in the testing box?＋
1 x Test Cassette
1 x Stool Catcher
1 x Specimen Collection Tube with Extraction Buffer
1 x Quick Start Guide
1 x Instructions for use
How to use the test?＋
Allow the test, specimen, and buffer to reach room temperature (15-30 degrees Celsius) prior to testing.
To collect fecal specimens:
- Unscrew collection tube probe
- Using stool catcher, collect the fecel specimen and stab 3x with the probe in different positions
- Place probe back into collection tube with the extraction buffer
- Shake the specimen tube vigorously to mix specimen and extraction buffer
- Unscrew the other end of the tube and place 2 drops onto the cassette
- Read results at 5 minutes.
Interpreting your results＋
Two distinct coloured lines appear in both T and C. There is blood in your stool. See a doctor to review your symptoms.
One line appears in C region. No blood was identified.
The Control line fails to appear. Repeat the test.
What do your test results mean and what we recommend you should do next?
Positive Test Result
A positive result means blood has been detected in your stool sample.
This indicates you may have a gastrointestinal issue, causing a bleed. There are many disorders that can cause bleeding including ulcers, polyps, colitis, diverticulitis, fissures and sometimes bowel cancer.
As this test can only detect the presence of blood in your stool and not what may have caused it, it is recommended that you make an appointment with your GP to discuss your results. They will be able to provide guidance and advice on additional investigations that may be available to find out what's causing the blood in your stool.
Negative Test Result
A negative result means that no blood has been detected in your stool sample.
It is recommended that you repeat the test annually, to check your bowel remains healthy.
If you are still concerned by symptoms such as diarrhoea, constipation, indigestion or abdominal pain following a negative test result, pop into your local Rowlands Pharmacy to speak to the pharmacy team for advice on how to ease your symptoms.
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