Bowel Cancer Screening Test

Easy to use at-home bowel cancer screening test for individuals aged 45+

BowelCheck, our reliable at-home bowel cancer test, is a sample collection kit that looks for signs of digested human blood in your stools.

  • No need for a GP visit 
  • At-home sample collection kit 
  • Advanced laboratory qFIT testing
  • Includes personalised screening programme 
  • Full clinical advice, support and referral 
  • Accurate results within 5 days 



Do you have a previous diagnosis of bowel cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohns disease or obvious bleeding from the bottom?

Unfortunately this test is not appropriate; instead we recommend you see your GP directly.


Why should I have BowelCheck?

At Check4Cancer we want to empower you to take control of your health and we are committed to providing you with clinical excellence in all our cancer screening and diagnostic services. Our team consists of cancer specialists and highly trained support staff who are here to help and guide you.

Take a look at what makes us different

We call you if your result is abnormal
We provide full clinical advice & support
We help you with onward referral
We provide you with a personalised screening programme


It was a very efficient and easy service, with excellent email updates throughout the process. Excellent experience as a customer.


Easy to follow instructions and quick return of results. 


Quick and easy process to give peace of mind. Been meaning to do it for years.


The service was quick and efficient, it was all done online and via post. I cannot think of anything else that could be done to improve the service.


Professor Andrew Beggs, Clinical Advisor for Bowel Cancer & Genetics

Early detection of bowel cancer is so important as if it is detected in its earliest stages, then there is around a 90% chance of it being cured. Many bowel cancers are potentially preventable in the UK, particularly with efforts aimed at regular screening and reducing any lifestyle risks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Age restrictions

Check4Cancer’s cancer screening services are clinically governed by age restrictions, and you cannot sign up for a service if you are not within the age range for a particular cancer screening test. This is because clinical research does not support the benefits of screening people outside our specified age ranges.

Regardless of age, if you have symptoms then you should always seek medical advice from your GP.

For common signs and symptoms of bowel cancer, please visit the Check4Cancer ‘Advice and Awareness’ page at this link

Why should I use BowelCheck?

Are you approaching your 50’s and worried about bowel cancer? Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK, with more than 42,000 men and women being diagnosed each year.

Yet, if bowel cancer (also known as colon cancer, rectal cancer or colorectal cancer) can be detected in its earliest stages, there is a greater than 90% chance of it being cured. Furthermore, over 50% of bowel cancer is preventable in the UK by screening and reducing your risks.

NHS England offers bowel cancer screening from the age of 60 in the UK (50 in Scotland) but, has only recently switched to similar technology used privately by Check4Cancer.

What makes BowelCheck unique?
  • BowelCheck is a quantitative Faecal Immunochemical Test (qFIT) that detects the concentration of human blood in the faeces, as this can be a sign of bowel cancer.
  • Set at a lower threshold than the NHS England qFIT test, BowelCheck will pick up more cancers than the NHS England test. 
  • The test result will state whether the sample was abnormal and if abnormal, the concentration of haemoglobin (blood) will also be provided.
  • This will provide additional clinical information if the GP refers you for further investigation to a NHS or private consultant.
  • BowelCheck includes a personal bowel cancer screening programme. 
How do I order BowelCheck?
  • You can order your BowelCheck at-home sample collection test kit here . The test kit will be delivered to your home in discreet packaging.
  • The cost of BowelCheck is £85.00.
  • BowelCheck is suitable for individuals aged 45+.
What does the BowelCheck kit contain?
  • A sterile collection kit posted out to you at home containing easy to follow step-by-step instructions. You can view the kit instructions here
What do I do with the BowelCheck kit when I have completed it?
  • Complete the at-home test by following the simple instructions provided in the test kit.
  • Return your sample to our laboratory by Freepost and expect your results within five days of the laboratory receiving your sample.
  • Our team of specialists will analyse your test results and provide you with a personalised screening programme.


What happens if my test results are abnormal?
  • If you have an abnormal result we will call you before sending your results letter.
  • If your BowelCheck test result is abnormal we will advise you on the next steps.
  • Should you have an abnormal test result, you may be eligible for referral to a private consultant or to the NHS via your GP.

If you have an abnormal result it does not necessarily mean you have bowel cancer. A bowel cancer may be missed if it’s not bleeding when the test is undertaken.


Whilst undergoing bowel cancer screening will not prevent bowel cancer, it can help to detect cancers at an early stage. No bowel cancer screening test can be guaranteed to be 100% accurate, and an abnormal result from BowelCheck will mean that further investigations are likely to be recommended.

Why should I have a BowelCheck?

Why should I have a BowelCheck?

BowelCheck is a bowel cancer qFIT test that looks for signs of digested human blood in your stools as this can be a sign of bowel cancer. BowelCheck can be carried out in the comfort of your own home and is quick, hygienic and easy to use.