About The FIT

about the fit 1Taking the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) every two years will help find colorectal cancer early, when treatment is most effective. The FIT can find blood in the stool that is not visible to the naked eye.

How do I receive my test kit?

The screening program will mail invitation letters and home-based test kits to eligible participants, based on information provided by eHealth Saskatchewan. 

What do I do after I complete the test?

After you complete the test, you can drop off the sample at a medical laboratory or an indoor Canada Post retail outlet in the supplied postage-paid envelope. Please do not leave it in an outdoor mailbox. The test is time and temperature sensitive and should be dropped off as soon as possible. 

What happens after the test?

The Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory will analyze your test and forward the results to the screeing program. The screening program will send the results to you and your healthcare provider or medical clinic.

What if I do not have a healthcare provider?

You can still participate in the screening program if you do not have a healthcare provider. We encourage you to check with the Saskatchewan Health Authority for a list of doctors that are currently accepting new patients. In some communities medical clinics may serve as the healthcare provider.

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