Bowel screening - What will my results be?

There are 2 possible results.

You don’t need any more tests

This happens for about 98 out of every 100 people who use the screening kit. It means no blood was found. You will not need to do anything else, and you’ll be sent another test kit in 2 years.

You need more tests

This happens for about 2 out of every 100 people who use the screening kit. It means blood was found. It does not mean you have cancer, but it does mean you need more tests. You’ll be offered an appointment to talk about having a test called a colonoscopy.

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