Instructions for taking the Bowelscan test.
1. This test is used to detect the presence of blood in our faeces, which is not always visible to the naked eye. Do not use if haemorrhoids are bleeding.
2. Please follow these instructions to ensure your test results are accurate and reliable.
3. You will need to collect a faeces sample from your bowel movement each day for two days.
4. Refrigerate all samples and deliver both samples and your Registration Card in the plastic bag in the Return Envelope to your nearest Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Collection Centre within 5 days of first sample.
1. Pass urine into toilet if necessary.
2. Affix Toilet Faeces Catcher across ceramic toilet bowel as shown on the instructions printed on the Catcher. (Two are supplied).
3. Twist the Green Cap on the Collection Tube to remove it.
4. The sampling probe is attached to the cap. Insert the probe into 5-6 locations in the faeces to obtain a small mixed sample. See Diagram below.
5. Return the sampling probe to the collection tube. Align the cap in the same direction as the tube, then press it straight onto the tube until a click sound is heard.
6. Shake the tube vigorously up and down several times.
7. Write Tube label with (N) Name, (A) age, (D) Date collected
8. Peel off one barcode and put it along the back of Tube 1 making sure not to cover your Name, Age and Date and then put its twin on first space marked for this on bottom of Registration Card. Store in plastic bag in fridge.
9. Repeat all steps for second bowel movement
10. Place completed card and two completed tubes in plastic specimen bag, place it in Return Envelope and take it to your nearest Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Collection Centre.
Things to remember when returning the Bowelscan kit.
· Return the kit within 5 days of using it (enclosed in the paper envelope of the Bowelscan kit)
· Check that your name, address, signature, doctor’s name and date are filled in
· If you change address before you receive the results, please contact us with your new address
· Check you have signed and attached the pathology card to the Bowelscan test. Make sure this is correctly filled out as your Bowelscan kit will not be tested if the pathology card is not included or not signed.