Polyps and bowel cancers can bleed in the gut, and the faecal occult blood (FOB) test works by detecting tiny amounts of blood which cannot normally be seen in bowel movemenets. ‘Occult’ means hidden.
This test has an 85% pick up rate for bowel cancer and is a good way to see if further investigation (usually a colonoscopy) is required.
People who receive an abnormal result will be offered an appointment. The medical professional will explain what a colonoscopy involves, assess the patient’s fitness for the procedure, and answer any questions.
This test is recommended for everyone from the age of 50 on an annual basis, unless you have had a negative colonoscopy within 5 years. This test has an 85% pick up rate for bowel cancer.
Not recommended for lower risk individuals or those with haemorrhoids as there is a chance of a false positive.
No invasive sampling techniques are necessary. We offer a completely confidential service and the test can be performed in the privacy of your home. Everything you need to collect a sample is included:
Using the easy to follow guide provided in the box, complete the form and take the sample as instructed, pop it all into the postage-paid envelope and place it into your nearest post box. Your results will be with you within 7 days
It’s recommended that anyone over the age of 50 has regular faecal occult blood (FOB) tests.
This home testing kit, provided by Doctorcall, offers a discreet and private way to get tested.
The home testing kit is delivered in a discrete unmarked packet delivered by Royal Mail to the address of your choice. Your results are given to you and you alone and we will always ask for verification to ensure its you who we are talking to.
If you’re concerned about your results or have a question we can arrange for you to attend our clinic and see a private doctor or you can take your results to your GP.
You must complete your test and return the sample within 30 days of ordering.
Our home testing kits are produced to the highest standard meaning you can be sure of quality.
When you order a home testing kit from Doctorcall, we will ensure privacy and discretion. The small packet is delivered in a discrete, unmarked envelope.
Once you make the decision to take a medical test, for whatever purpose or concern, it is essential that test you choose provides accurate, reliable and reproducible results.
Here at Doctorcall, all of our tests are processed by the largest, private CPA-accredited laboratory in Europe.
Our lab will rapidly analyse your sample and get the results to you within a few days.
The laboratory employs some of the most trusted and well known platforms in its analysis, including Roche, Abbott, Vidas, BD as well as several in-house multiplex PCR techniques.