If you’re aged 50 to 74, you'll be sent a bowel screening test kit every 2 years.
If you're 75 or over you can still take a bowel screening test every 2 years. You'll need to request a new test kit each time. You won't be sent one automatically.
Send one small sample of poo and your results will be posted within 2 weeks.
What you'll be sent
The new bowel screening test kit includes:
- a small tube test to collect your poo sample
- full instructions to help you complete the test
- a pre-paid envelope
After collecting your sample, you should put the finished test in the pre-paid envelope and post it as soon as possible.
New return envelope
The return envelope you've been sent with the bowel screening test kit has recently been updated to yellow in colour. Your instructions will show a white envelope.
Please use the envelope you've been sent. Our instructions will be updated soon to show the new envelope.