Case Studies

Bespoke Patient Packs Help Support Cancer Testing Progress in the South West

In June 2018 the South West Cancer Alliance (SWCA) implemented a faecal immunochemical testing (FIT) service for occult blood. To support its diagnostic pathway for colorectal cancer (CRC), this is

How Low Can FIT Go?

Professor Callum G. Fraser Explores the Need for Low Faecal Haemoglobin Concentration Estimates Faecal immunochemical tests for haemoglobin (FIT) are now widely used in asymptomatic screening for bowel cancer and

The NICE FIT Study Team
The FIT Revolution – Coming to Your Practice Soon

The NICE FIT Study is a research project in Bowel Cancer Care that has been initiated by the department of Colorectal Surgery at Croydon University Hospital together with RM Partners

Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) Sample Collection

The HM-JACKarc FIT system employs an innovative sample collection device that is easy for patients to use and delivers a measured, stabilised sample for the laboratory, ready for direct loading

‘FIT to Practice?’ Workshop – ACB Focus – June 2018

This Industry Sponsored Workshop entitled ‘FIT to Practice?’ was given by Professor Callum Fraser, Sally Benton and Nigel D’Souza. They discussed data collected from testing FIT in the Symptomatic since

Q&A Session ‘FIT to Practice?’ – ACB Focus – June 2018

Catch the interactive audience discussions from the workshop held at ACB Focus 2018 on the use of faecal immunochemical testing for detecting colorectal disease.

Feasibility of FIT – the Hull Experience

Setting up a FIT Feasibility Study and considerations for ISO 15189 accreditation. Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS trust is undertaking a feasibility study for the roll out of faecal immunochemical testing (FIT)

Developing an Evidence Base for NHS England

We’re working on a way to make FIT as safe as possible, and identify whether it misses cancer in a predictable way The NICE FIT Study – 6 Months on… The NICE FIT

FIT Negative Follow-Up

Safety-netting patients with a low faecal haemoglobin concentration and modifying the current patient pathway to improve patient care. Dr. James Turvill, Consultant Gastroenterologist, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Dr. James

Colorectal Pathway Redesign

Dr David Burling describes the new colorectal diagnostic pathway being rolled out across west London. The pathway for patients on a 2ww urgent referral has been designed to enable them to

Digestive Diseases Day FIT Survey Results
View the Results of the Digestive Diseases Day FIT Survey

On the 15th November 2017, Alpha Laboratories held a Digestive Diseases Day workshop. This educational day brought together experts in the field to discuss recent advances in clinical diagnostics for

Introducing the FIT Service at NHS Tayside

Judith Strachan, Consultant Clinical Scientist at Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, tells us about the introduction of FIT for triaging patients at NHS Tayside. Gastroenterologists are increasingly challenged to provide