Take the instructions, your Information Sheet,
Flush toilet BEFORE your bowel movement.
After your bowel movement,
Instead, put the used toilet paper in one of
DO NOT FLUSH the toilet.
Lift the flap marked "LIFT HERE FOR SAMPLE 1"
Using one of the blue brushes, gently brush
the surface of the stool (faeces) for about
If the stool is loose, simply stir the water
around the stool.
Remove the brush from the water and
gently shake it once to remove excess water
and any clumps of stool.
Transfer the WATER sample by gently
dabbing the bristles of the brush onto the
small white square on the Test Card for
about five seconds (some staining of the
square may occur).
Put the used brush in the blue waste bag
and put the bag in your rubbish bin.
Close the flap back over "SAMPLE 1" and
stick barcode labels located on the
See diagrams above for the correct way
to position the label.
For another (later) bowel movement,
use the second blue brush, blue waste bag
and the Test Card flap marked "SAMPLE 2",
and repeat steps 1 to 5 as shown.
Use the second barcode label to reseal flap
marked "SAMPLE 2".
Complete the Information Sheet including
Place the Test Card and Information Sheet
in the Reply Paid Envelope.
Mail the envelope so it is received by the
lab within 14 days of the date you collected
Your results will be mailed to you and your
Two samples of toilet water taken from around your stool on two separate occasions
The good news is there is no faecal handling and you don't have to scoop any solid matter.
Using the brush provided in the BowelScreen Australia® test and lightly brush the surface of the stool and water around the stool and paint it onto the test card.
Please find below instructional illustrations and a video to guide you through the process step by step.