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.

Your doctor might give you this test as part of the investigation for your symptoms. The FIT results help your doctor decide whether to refer you urgently for more tests.

If cancer is found early, treatments are more effective.

Boston PCN has created some ‘How to do a FIT Test’ instructions  which have been translated for patients in a variety of languages: 

There is also a Non-Speaking Video, to demonstrate how to take the test (including how to hold the container and which way is the right way up).

Patient Information - FIT Test Instructions ( 

For more information you can visit the following links:

Bowel cancer screening - NHS (

Fecal immunochemical test (FIT): MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

Testing for blood in your poo using the FIT test | Bowel Cancer | Cancer Research UK


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