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.
 


Bowel Cancer Screening Step 1

STEP 1

Take the instructions, your Information Sheet, 
with the barcode labels, Brush Kit and Test Card 
into the bathroom.

Flush toilet BEFORE your bowel movement.


Bowel Cancer Screening Step 2

STEP 2

After your bowel movement, 
DO NOT PLACE USED TOILET PAPER IN THE
TOILET BOWL.  

Instead, put the used toilet paper in one of
the blue waste bags from the brush kit envelope.

DO NOT FLUSH the toilet.


Bowel Cancer Screening Step 3

STEP 3

Lift the flap marked "LIFT HERE FOR SAMPLE 1"
on the Test Card to uncover the small white
square marked "SAMPLE 1".


Bowel Cancer Screening Step 4
STEP 4
 
Using one of the blue brushes, gently brush
the surface of the stool (faeces) for about
five seconds.
 
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.

Bowel Cancer Screening Step 5
STEP 5
 
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.

Bowel Cancer Screening Step 6
STEP 6
 
Close the flap back over "SAMPLE 1" and
stick  barcode labels located on the
Information Sheet.
 
See diagrams above for the correct way
to position the label.

Bowel Cancer Screening Step 7
STEP 7
 
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".

Bowel Cancer Screening Step 8
STEP 8
 
Complete the Information Sheet including
payment details.
 
Place the Test Card and Information Sheet
in the Reply Paid Envelope.

Bowel Cancer Screening Step 9
STEP 9
 
Mail the envelope so it is received by the
lab within 14 days of the date you collected
SAMPLE 1.
 
Your results will be mailed to you and your
nominated doctor.

 
Talk to your GP or pharmacist today about BowelScreen Australia®
or purchase a test online or by phoning 1800 555 494.

 

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