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Bowel cancer screening kit: how to use

Instructions on how to use the home test kits provided by the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP).

Documents

FIT kit instructions (Arabic)

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FIT kit instructions (Bengali)

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FIT kit instructions (Simplified Chinese)

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FIT kit instructions (Traditional Chinese)

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FIT kit instructions (Farsi)

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FIT kit instructions (Gujarati)

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FIT kit instructions (Polish)

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FIT kit instructions (Portuguese)

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FIT kit instructions (Punjabi)

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FIT kit instructions (Urdu)

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Healthcare professionals may find these leaflets useful to help patients understand how to use the home sampling kits provided by the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP).

There are 2 types of kit in use:

  • the FOB test - this is a cardboard kit
  • the new FIT kit - this contains a plastic bottle

The relevant instructions are included with whichever test kit people receive.

Language translations are available for the FOB test instructions.

Translations for the FIT kit instructions will be available at a later date.

Published 1 April 2013
Last updated 26 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added translations of FIT kit instructions in 10 languages.

  2. Added document with instructions on using the bowel cancer screening FIT kit.

  3. First published.