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The Faecal Occult Blood test, or FOB test, is a Bowel Cancer test designed to detect the presence of faecal occult blood in a stool sample. This test picks up miniscule traces of blood in the stool, which can be an indicator of bowel cancer, or polyps - the precursor to bowel cancer. A positive test may mean that you need further investigations, but blood can also appear in your stool from piles or small cuts around the anus.
Bowel cancer can occur in people from their thirties onwards. Some people have an inherited condition where their bowel has lots of polyps, and these people can dvelop bowel cancer at a very young age. The FOB test is such a simple and clever test which we recommend for people of all ages, in particular for people who do not yet qualify for NHS screening or who have a family history of the disease.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your stool sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your Faecal Occult Blood stool test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your stool sample in the comfort of your own home.
Your Faecal Occult Blood test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your stool sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your stool sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your stool sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range stool test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Faecal Occult Blood test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Faecal Occult Blood test results.
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