Fecal immunochemical testing (FIT), part of the early screening process for colon cancer, has resumed in British Columbia after distribution of FIT kits was temporarily suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation.
Eligible patients can pick up FIT kits from any public or private lab across the province with a referral from their health care provider. For patients who had picked up their FIT kit at the time of the testing suspension and have not completed it, now is the time to complete the test and return it to the lab.
Labs in BC have introduced special measures to keep patients and staff safe from COVID-19. It is recommended that patients check with their preferred labs for any COVID-19 related procedures or instructions prior to picking up their FIT kit.
More information about FIT kits is available at www.screeningbc.ca/covid-19.