Request a Colorectal Home Screening Kit - Get a FIT

Early detection of colorectal cancer could save your life.

If eligible, you can be screened for colorectal cancer by a test you take at home called a fecal immunochemical test (FIT). The FIT will check for blood in the stool – a sign of colorectal cancer – that cannot be seen with the naked eye. 

Do I qualify for a home screening test (a FIT)?

You are eligible for a FIT every two years, if you:

  • are 50-74 years of age; 
  • have an average risk of colon cancer; 
  • you have not done a FIT test in the past two years; and,
  • have not had a colonoscopy in the past five years and do not have one scheduled

When should I not request a FIT kit? 

You should not request a FIT if you: 

  • have a family history of colorectal cancer;
  • have a personal history of severe polyps or cancer of the bowel; 
  • have changes in your bowel movements;
  • have visible blood in your stool; and/or
  • are experiencing excessive vomiting.

If any of the above apply to you, consult a health professional to discuss which form of screening (colonoscopy, FIT, or other) is right for you.

What do I need to request a FIT kit?

You will need to provide your current contact information and your PEI Health Card number on this application. 

Is there a fee to take a FIT? 

There is no fee for the FIT. 

What will happen after I request a kit?

The Colorectal Screening Program will mail you a FIT Kit containing all of the necessary equipment and instructions.

How do I get a FIT kit?

You can obtain a FIT kit in any of the following ways:

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