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
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.