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Expiry Dates – FOBT Kits

The ColonCancerCheck Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) kit, as with most medical devices, has an expiry date. ColonCancerCheck FOBTs have a shelf life of three years, and FOBTs distributed in 2008 that have not been submitted to laboratories for processing will expire in 2011.The first batch of FOBTs produced in 2008 have an expiry date of February 2011.

How to check the expiry date on the FOBT kit and ensure your patients have enough time to complete the test and mail it to the laboratory for processing.

Colorectal Cancer Fast Facts


In January 2007, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, in collaboration with Cancer Care Ontario announced a $193.5-million investment over five years to establish a colorectal cancer screening program, called ColonCancerCheck. A Clinical Advisory Committee (CAC) brought experts together to guide the development of the program, which was launch April 1, 2008. Now it's time for you to become involved.

What is the burden of illness for colorectal cancer?


1Cancer System Quality Index, 2009, Cancer Quality Council of Ontario and Cancer Care Ontario

2Source : Canadian Cancer Society Statistics, 2009

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