Coffeyville Regional Medical Center offers an easy and fast at-home screening program for colon health. The test kit is provided to anyone over the age of 50, free of cost.
The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is a screening test for colon cancer. It tests for hidden blood in the stool, which can be an early sign of cancer. FIT only detects human blood from the lower intestines. Medicines and food do not interfere with the test. So it tends to be more accurate and have fewer false positive results than other tests.
The kit includes detailed instructions and supplies for collecting a stool sample within just a few minutes in the comfort of your own home. A pre-addressed return envelope is also included to send your sample for analysis.Both you and your Primary Care Provider (PCP) will be notified of the screening results via mail and/or phone. Results will indicate whether you need further testing.
Yes, I would like for a Fecal Immunochemical Test kit to be sent to to me by mail. I understand that this test is intended to screen for colon cancer. After completing the kit, I will send it in the envelope provided for analysis.