Who is this test for?
This test is suited to any adults who would like to get a quick indication of whether there is blood present in their stools before seeing a medical professional or seeking treatment.
Taking care of your bowel is essential for a healthy lifestyle. It is a vital part of your digestive system that breaks down the food you eat, absorbs nutrients into your bloodstream, and expels waste your body can't use. Achieving good hydration and a healthy diet full of fibre are the best ways to maintain a healthy bowel. Bowel difficulties can become more common as we get older.
If you're concerned by some symptoms such as diarrhoea, constipation, indigestion, abdominal pain, a change in your bowel habit, and pain when you have a bowel movement, this could suggest a gastrointestinal problem that needs further investigation.
What you will discover
Many diseases can cause hidden blood in the faeces. In the early stages, gastrointestinal problems such as colon cancer, ulcers, polyps, colitis, diverticulitis, and fissures may not show any visible symptoms but can cause your stools to contain non-visible blood.
This test works by detecting the presence of this non-visible blood within a specific concentration that would suggest an abnormality in your bowel health. There are no dietary restrictions prior to testing because the accuracy of the test is not affected by diet.
Screen your stools with this test, to help you identify if your symptoms could be due to a bowel health concern.
How it works
Order online and receive your kit via Royal Mail 1st class post
Collect Stool Sample
Scan the QR code on the back of the test pack to watch our step-by-step video on how to perform your test
Within 5-10 minutes, you will see your results
Visit our ‘What next’ page to learn how to manage your result
Please note: This test can be used to screen for occult blood in a stool sample as a screener for bowel health and provides a preliminary test result based on a simple home self-test. It has been designed by experts to qualitatively detect levels of faecal occult blood. This means that while it will give you a good indication of whether you have bowel health issues that need investigating, you’ll need a secondary analytical test or consultation with a healthcare professional to confirm the status of your bowel health.