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Your Home Test Kit (Fecal Occult Blood Test)

The Fecal Occult Blood Test kit - an easy way to check for colorectal cancer

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The Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) is the screening method for average risk people between the ages of 50 and 74 used by ColonCancerCheck. It's a simple test that you can do in the privacy of your home. The FOBT is the most widely available test for screening for colorectal cancer.

It is recommended that men and women between the ages of 50 and 74, who do not have a family history of colorectal cancer and do not have symptoms, be screened every two years using an FOBT. Studies show when this screening test is performed every two years, combined with a colonoscopy for those who test positive, it will reduce death from colorectal cancer by 16 per cent over a decade.

Fecal Occult Blood Test Home Kit

Your Instruction Sheet - to make it easier

Download the easy to use FOBT instruction sheet (PDF). Instructions are available in English, French and 26 other languages.

Before you do the test, please check the expiry date on the back of the test card where it says 'DO NOT OPEN'. For more information, go to Frequently Asked Questions.

English
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Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)
Croatian
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German
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Hindi
Hungarian
Inuktitut
Italian

Korean
Ojibwe
Polish
Portuguese
Punjabi
Russian
Serbian

Somali
Spanish
Tagalog
Tamil
Ukrainian
Urdu
Vietnamese

Before you mail-in your test - Take a look at our Tip Sheet

Download the tip sheet in English, French and 28 other languages.

English
French
Arabic
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)
Croatian
Farsi

German
Greek
Gujarati
Hindi
Hungarian
Inuktitut
Italian

Korean
Ojibwe
Polish
Portuguese
Punjabi
Russian
Serbian

Spanish
Somali
Tagalog
Tamil
Ukrainian
Urdu
Vietnamese

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