Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT)

Blood can be a sign of polyps or bowel cancer. Polyps are tiny growths in the bowel, they are not cancer, but some may turn into cancer over time.

This test is one very simple step to understanding whether further investigation is needed.

Have a very simple FIT test at REMEDI HEALTH in Winchester.

 

Book a FIT Test

You can book a consultation with a trained clinician to ensure you are choosing the right test and nothing else should be looked at.

We provide a sample pot and ask you to provide whilst at home. You can then bring the sample in for us to send to the lab.

The fee for the test is £95, results are usually next day.

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Safe, private clinic

Our beautiful award-winning clinic is in the centre of Winchester and we look forward to welcoming you. Keeping you and others safe is our priority and so if you are unwell, please let us know in advance and we will make appropriate arrangements.

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Trained clinicians

Your appointment will be with a trained clinician in one of our private consultation rooms at our clinic in Winchester. We have an extensive network of specialists whom we can refer to depending on the outcome of your test.

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Private Pharmacy

We operate within a registered private pharmacy which means that, depending on the outcome of the consultation, we can discuss and provide any required treatments, tests or referrals as appropriate. You can also be assured that we work within a strict governance framework.

About this test

FIT (Faecal Immunochemical Test) is a test that looks for blood in a sample of your poo. It looks for tiny traces of blood that you might not be able to see and which could be a sign of cancer.

Traces of blood in your poo can be caused by other medical conditions and doesn’t necessarily mean you have cancer. But if it is cancer, finding it at an early stage means treatment is more likely to work.

This information is about using the FIT test for people who have symptoms that could be caused by bowel cancer.

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About your appointment

During your 30 minute appointment with a trained clinician you will be asked about signs and symptoms, previous medical history, any current health conditions and family history. You will also be asked about lifestyle.

This will help the clinician understand the context for you and make the most appropriate testing suggestions.

Genetic testing for risk of colorectal cancer can also be performed.

Bowel cancer symptoms

Symptoms of bowel (colorectal) cancer can include bleeding from the back passage, blood in your poo or a change in your normal bowel habit. Unexplained pain, weight loss and any swelling, lumps and bumps should also be investigated.

Risks and causes of bowel cancer

The risk factors for bowel (colorectal) cancer include your age, family history, lifestyle factors and other medical conditions.

Can we help you?

Our team are standing by to help you with any questions or queries that you may have. We can advise you on the best test, product or service for your requirements.