Fecal immunochemical tests now available in labs throughout the province. Learn more here.
After you take the fecal immunochemical test
(FIT), your results will be sent to you and your health care provider. If you have an abnormal result
, you will be contacted by the health care team in your community regarding further follow-up. The health care team will assess your condition and book a colonoscopy procedure if appropriate, or let you know if other monitoring or treatment is advised.
Please speak with your health care provider if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Blood in your stool
- Abdominal pain
- Change in bowel habits
- Unexplained weight loss
An abnormal result does not
mean that you have cancer. However, it is very important to attend follow-up tests to determine the reason for the abnormal result.
For more information on what it means to have an abnormal FIT result, watch the video