Most tests require a small blood sample, but some require a urine dipstick test. For all services, we ask that you make an appointment with our pharmacist for the screening service you require. At this appointment, you will be asked a few health screening questions to make sure the test is appropriate for you an to offer you the best advice for your health. You will be given information about the test, how it works and asked to sign a consent form.
The results will be available, usually within a few minutes, and professional advice will be on hand to explain the results, their meaning and if treatment or follow up is recommended.
All tests and results are entirely confidential, and no information is passed on without your explicit consent.
Bowel cancer affects both men and women and is one of the main causes of cancer deaths. More than 80% of these people are over 60.
There is no single cause for colon cancer, almost all colon cancers begin as polyps, which can be cancerous or develop into cancer over a period of years.
Following screening questions, advice and instructions, this test is taken home to be used. The test requires a stool sample and reacts to the presence of blood. A visual result is available is 5-6 minutes.