ColoVantage

BowelScreen Australia Home Screening Kit

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Bowel Screening Test to detect hidden bleeding, which may indicate colorectal disease.

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Bowel Screening Test to detect hidden bleeding, which may indicate colorectal disease.

    About: 

    ColoVantage Home is based on the latest technology to detect hidden bleeding, which may indicate colorectal disease.​
    ​First released in 2000, ColoVantage Home is a faecal immunochemical test (FIT) that has since been used to screen thousands of people across Australia and New Zealand.

    • The test detects traces of blood that may be present in your stool. These traces of blood may be released into the stool as a result of the presence of colorectal diseases. Conditions such as haemorrhoids and fissures may also cause blood to be released in to the stool.
    • The patented ‘Brush’ sampling technology is used to test the water in your toilet bowl for hidden blood.
    • The test is easy and convenient to use – and, unlike other tests, involves no faecal handling.
    • The advanced chemistry of ColoVantage Home is specific for ‘lower gastrointestinal’ bleeding.
    • The test does not require changes to diet or medications.
    • The ColoVantage Home ‘Test Card’ uses patented technology to store your sample in the most stable, dry-format for transportation to the lab for testing.

    BowelScreen Australia[R] is a Bowel Cancer Australia initiative to make medically recommended faecal immunochemical tests (FIT) easily accessible to Australians any time of the year.

    How does ColoVantage work?

    At home, the user collects two samples of toilet bowl water that are stored and protected on the Test Card. The sample is then simply posted through the mail (postage paid envelope provided) to the lab for processing. In the lab, the Test Card is investigated using a sophisticated ‘immunoassay’ to look for the presence of human blood in the sample. If the test is ‘positive’ this means that blood was detected and your doctor may request that you undergo further medical testing to look for the source of the bleeding.

    Warnings: This is not a replacement for a regular physical examination by your doctor. If you have any questions about your bowel health you should see your doctor. Always read the label, use only as directed.