Bowel Tumour Marker stool test


Have you experienced any of the following?

A persistent change of bowel habit over four to six weeks with unexplained constipation or diarrhoea?

Persistent rectal bleeding with no soreness, pain, swelling or itching?

Unexplained severe pain and/or lump in the abdomen?

Extreme tiredness without an obvious cause?

How does the test work?

The accredited laboratories based in Germany test for proteins produced by the body in response to cancer growth or by cancer tissue itself.

This test provides a very accurate screening tool enabling early detection of bowel cancer development. Bowel cancer detected in an early stage has a very good chance to be treated successfully.

Test at home

  • Test kit sent out in the post
  • Full instructions included
  • Place stool sample in the post, sending it via your local post office
  • Tests are sent to German laboratories with a quick turnaround (usually around 3 weeks due to Brexit but often comes earlier).
  • Results sent to you via email

Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK with over 35,000 people in the UK diagnosed with the disease (someone every 15 minutes). The good news is that bowel cancer is highly treatable if caught in the early stages.

The exact cause of bowel cancer is unknown but there are certain factors that put people at risk:

  • Age: Bowel cancer tends to affect both men and women equally over the age of 55.
  • Family history: Bowel cancer can occur in several people who have significant family history of bowel cancer.
  • Diet and lifestyle: An inactive lifestyle and a low vegetable, high-fat diet can increase the risk of bowel cancer. –
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: People with a long history of Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, or who have had previous polyps removed, may be at an increased risk.