Employee Login  |   Subscribe  |   Careers  |   Appointments
List All Test Names Beginning With:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Fecal Immunochemical Test

Source Stool
Mnemonic FIT
Specimen Requirements

Random stool collection.

Forward stool specimen in a FIT container.

Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) laboratory patient collection instructions http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/wf/lab/wf-lab-fit-patient-collection-instruction-sheet.pdf.

CLS and CRL staff:
Do not prelabel FIT containers.

Specimen Handling
Additional Information

Information for Physicians:
FIT is only performed on patients in the age range of 40 to 84 years and is only recommended for colorectal cancer screening of low risk individuals between the ages of 50 and 74. Patients presenting for collection outside of the 40 to 84 age range will not be provided a collection kit but will be provided a letter outlining the age requirements: www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/wf/lab/wf-lab-fit-patient-age-restriction-letter.pdf
For further information on colorectal screening, please visit www.topalbertadoctors.org/cpgs.

Information for patients:
Read instructions completely before collecting your stool sample. Deliver the completed collection along with your lab requisition within 7 days.

Please visit the Screening For Life website for more information pertaining to colorectal cancer screening.

Testing Location Hematology-DSC
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s) FIT
Reference Interval