Introducing our Bowel Home Test Kit, a fully CE-approved, user-friendly solution. This kit quickly detects the presence of Faecal Occult Blood at levels as low as 50ng/ml, providing clear positive or negative results in just 5 minutes. Take control of your health with our convenient and reliable home testing options
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Are you concerned about your bowel health and looking for an easy way to check for potential issues? Our bowel home test kit is designed to help you detect hidden blood in your faeces, which could be an early sign of various conditions, including colon cancer, ulcers, polyps, colitis, diverticulitis, and fissures.
Many diseases can cause hidden blood in the faeces, a condition known as Faecal Occult Blood (FOB), Human Occult Blood, or Human Haemoglobin. These conditions can develop silently in their early stages, showing no visible symptoms other than occult blood. Traditional guaiac-based methods for testing lack sensitivity and specificity and may require diet restrictions before testing.
Our bowel home test kit employs a simple principle. It uses a double antibody sandwich assay to selectively detect Faecal Occult Blood. During testing, your specimen reacts with particles coated with anti-haemoglobin antibodies. This mixture then migrates upward on the membrane, creating a coloured line. If you see a coloured line in the test line region, it indicates a positive result, while its absence means a negative result. You can always count on a coloured line in the control line region, confirming that the test was performed correctly.
Take charge of your bowel health with our bowel home test kit. It’s a reliable and easy way to monitor your well-being from the comfort of your home. Order yours today and gain peace of mind knowing you’re taking proactive steps towards a healthier you!
Full instructions are included with the test which you should read through before using the test. Here is a quick illustrated guide:
You will receive:
Typically, you should wait for about 5 minutes to read the results of a home bowel test kit. It’s crucial to adhere to the specified time frame for result interpretation, as waiting longer than 10 minutes may lead to inaccurate results.
Yes, home bowel cancer tests can be accurate when used correctly. These tests are designed to detect the presence of faecal occult blood, which can be an early sign of bowel cancer and other gastrointestinal conditions. However, it’s essential to carefully follow the test instructions to ensure accuracy. If you receive a positive result, it’s advisable to consult a healthcare professional for further evaluation and confirmation.
Testing for bowel cancer at home involves using a home bowel test kit. These kits are designed to detect hidden blood in faecal specimens, which can be an early indicator of bowel cancer or other bowel-related health issues. To use the kit, follow the provided instructions for collecting and processing your faecal specimen, apply it to the test cassette, and read the results within the specified time frame. If you receive a positive result, consult with a healthcare professional for further evaluation and guidance. Regular screening using home bowel test kits can be essential in the early detection and prevention of bowel cancer.
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Ensuring the proper collection and processing of your faecal specimen is crucial for accurate results when using the Bowel Home Test Kit. Follow these simple steps to conduct the test:
Use the provided stool catcher to collect your stool specimen. This essential step helps prevent any contamination of the specimen with chemicals, ensuring the integrity of your test results.
Unscrew the green cap of the specimen collection tube. Randomly stab the specimen collection applicator into the faecal specimen at at least 3 different sites. Avoid scooping the faecal specimen.
Screw on and tighten the cap onto the specimen collection tube securely. Shake the specimen collection tube vigorously to thoroughly mix the specimen with the extraction buffer.
You can store specimens prepared in the specimen collection tube for up to 6 months at -20°C if not tested within 1 hour after preparation.
Before proceeding, allow the test pouch to reach room temperature. Remove the test cassette from the foil pouch and use it as soon as possible for the most accurate results. The best results are obtained when the test is performed immediately after opening the foil pouch.
Hold the specimen collection tube upright and remove the clear cap. Carefully turn the tube upside down and transfer 2 full drops of the extracted specimen, which is approximately 80μL, into the specimen well (S) of the test cassette.
Start the timer as soon as you’ve applied the specimen. Ensure that no air bubbles are trapped in the specimen well (S).
Wait for 5 minutes before reading the results. Do not read the results after 10 minutes, as they may not be accurate or reliable.
By following these straightforward instructions, you can easily and effectively use your Bowel Home Test Kit to monitor your bowel health from the comfort of your home. For accurate results and peace of mind, perform the test correctly and within the specified time frame.
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