At a Glance: The Second Generation FIT® test is reliable, accurate, and affordable. As the #1 selling colon cancer screening test in the United States for six straight years, the Second Generation FIT® Fecal Immunochemical Test is a proven and recommended colon cancer screening tool used by doctors and hospitals nationwide. The test is easy to administer in the comfort of your own home and results are ready within five minutes. With Second Generation FIT®, no prescription, doctors visit, or mailing a sample back to a laboratory is required. This kit contains one complete test with at least 18 month shelf life.
NOTE: If this test comes back as positive, it DOES NOT necessarily mean you have colon cancer. It means you have blood in your stool, which should not be there, and you should see a Gastroenterologist.
At-Home Colon Cancer Testing Simplified.
To perform the FIT test, unscrew the collection tube to expose the wand and collect a small sample of your stool. Insert the wand back into the tube, then unscrew the smaller cap and add three drops of solution to the cassette. Results are available in four to seven minutes.
Easy-To-Read Colon Cancer Test Results in About Five Minutes.
One line next to the “C” (Control) region is a negative result; one line next to the “C” and a second line next to the “T” (Test) region denotes a positive result. With a negative result, you are considered screened for colon cancer and your next step is to test again in one year, while a positive result should be followed up with a colonoscopy.
What preparation instructions are needed before taking a fecal immunochemical test (FIT)?
- Collect a stool sample according to the test instructions.
- Follow any other special instructions provided by your healthcare provider or the test manufacturer.
It’s important to follow the instructions for preparation carefully, as inaccurate results can be caused by improper preparation. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to ask your healthcare provider.
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