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How to take the Screening Test

Bowel Cancer Screening

How to take the Screening Test
screening pack

In your pack you will find:

  • 6 cardboard sticks
  • A prepaid return envelope
  • Orange and white cardboard test kit

Completing the test kit may sound embarrassing and that is normal. Take a second to think about it. The test kit can be done at home, in private, when you are ready.

Just remember once the kit has been started it needs to be returned and tested within 14 days.

Watch a step by step video clip on how to use your test kit below:

This video can also be downloaded in the following languages:


Please call the NHS Bowel Screening Helpline on 0800 707 60 60 if you are unsure about anything.

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