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.