Faecal Immunochemical Test sees bowel screening uptake increase in Scotland – Update from CRUK

“New statistics published in Scotland have shown that before the COVID-19 pandemic, uptake of bowel screening had increased. This is good news and largely due to the introduction of the faecal immunochemical test (FIT), which is easier to complete.

These statistics, published by Public Health Scotland, show that 63% of those invited to take a bowel screening test between May 2018 to March 2020 completed it successfully.

FIT is easier to use than the previous test because you only need to collect one poo sample instead of three. It’s also more sensitive to small amounts of blood than the previous screening test, which mean it could potentially detect more cancers early.

This is the only screening programme where the test is completed at home.”

Click here to read the full article from Cancer Research UK