FIT SCREENING TEST – Faecal Immunochemical Test

If you have been asked to have a FIT test, the below will help to understand why we ask for it and what it entails.

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The Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), is a type of test used to detect invisible traces of blood in faeces and) is increasingly being used to guide the management of patients with lower GI symptoms.  There are two main ways* in how FIT is used in the management of patients with lower GI symptoms.

    • In primary care prior to an urgent referral or alongside an urgent referral.
    • As a triage test in secondary care to guide the management of patients who have been referred routinely or on an urgent referral pathway