Patient information for FIT at Queen’s Hospital

If you’ve recently attended the Emergency and Urgent Care Department (A&E) at Queen’s Hospital, you may have been asked to do a Faecal Immunochemical Test (or FIT) at home. On this page, you’ll find patient information resources to help you complete your test properly.

What is FIT?

A FIT is an investigation that looks for tiny traces of blood in stools (poo) to rule out cancer.

The resources below provide step-by-step instructions on how to collect your FIT sample at home and what you need to do with your sample once taken. Please read this information carefully – it will help to ensure that your sample is processed and you receive your results quickly.

In addition to an English language version, the leaflet is available to download in a range of community languages – please select from the list and choose your preferred language.

We have also created a short video to guide you through the FIT process.

If you have any questions about any of the information leaflets please contact your GP or other healthcare professional who referred you to this site.

Additional cancer-related information, advice and support can be found on at Macmillan Cancer Support, Bowel Cancer UK or Cancer Research UK .