The Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) is the screening method for average risk people between the ages of 50 and 74. It is 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. (From Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Website)
Testing – click here to read more on the FOBT kit
An FOBT kit can be given to you the patient at the office to take home. You need to have a requisition inside of your FOBT kit in order to send it to the lab for testing. You can get your requisition and kit at a regular patient appointment, at the nursing clinic, or you can call the clinic to pick one up.
Appointment Information and Follow-up
Your test results for FOBT test will be sent directly to your Physician to review. If any follow-up is needed you will receive a call from our clinic.