qFIT for lower GI symptoms

Introduction of Quantitative Faecal Immunochemical Test (qFIT) and the new NICaN Lower GI Suspected Cancer Pathway

Access to Quantitative Faecal Immunochemical Test (qFIT) is available for use via Primary Care. Test kits are now available to order.

Northern Ireland Cancer Network (NICaN)  recommend that qFIT is carried out where possible on all patients with new lower GI symptoms as part of initial investigation in general practice from 5th July 2021. In conjunction with the availability of this exciting new test in primary care, NICaN has amended the Lower GI Suspected Cancer criteria/pathway.

Information has been developed to support GP practices with the implementation of qFIT and the amended red flag criteria/pathway available below.

GP information

Patient information

Information for staff providing kits to patients

Please ensure relevant details are completed on the Biochemistry Form.

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