About the test
Based on official recommendations, this test should be taken every second year by people over 50. However, colon cancer has also been increasingly common for younger people. Therefore, you could also incorporate this test into your health check routine at a younger age.
The test checks for human blood in your stool which is a common early sign of colon cancer. This type of test is also known as a FIT test and also employed by doctor's and public health programs.
If you test positive - that means, human blood was detected in your stool - don't panic. Testing positive does NOT necessarily mean that you have cancer. It means that you should go see a doctor to undergo additional diagnostics like a colonoscopy. Blood in your stool can also have other, much less serious causes.
Public health guidelines recommend you take this test every 2 years if you are older than 50.
Order your test kit
Orders before 17:30 on a working day are shipped the same day and usually arrive the next working day with Swiss Post.
Take your sample from home
The test kit will contain all the necessary material for you to collect a stool sample from home.
Send your sample to the lab for analysis
Next, you put your sample into the provided Retourbox and drop it off in a Swiss Post mailbox. It will be analysed by our Swiss laboratory partner, Synlab.
Receive your results online
Your results will be available online 2-3 working days after sending your sample to the lab.
Questions about this test? We have answers.
How quickly will I receive my test?
From Monday to Friday, all orders submitted before 17:30 are shipped on the same day and will usually arrive on the next working day including Saturday. All tests ordered over the weekend are shipped on Monday and usually arrive on Tuesday.
How will my test be delivered?
All tests are delivered by Swiss Post in envelopes or parcels without any outside markings.
Will I be able to take my sample correctly without any medical training?
You do not require any medical training to use our tests. We provide very detailed instructions on how to take your sample and several thousand customers have already successfully taken their tests.
How do I return my sample to the lab for analysis?
You simply put your sample into the return box we provide with each test kit and drop the return box off in any Swiss Post mailbox. You do not need to add a stamp, this is already printed on the return box.
Who analyses my sample?
Your sample is analysed by our laboratory partner Synlab. Synlab is one of the largest laboratory service providers in Switzerland. You might have encountered them during COVID.
Are the results as reliable as from a doctor's office?
All analyses included in this test are also offered through doctors' offices by our laboratory partner SYNLAB. You effectively receive the same test, you only collect the sample from home instead of at the doctor's office.
SYNLAB is the largest provider of laboratory services in Switzerland and uses state-of-the-art technology for analysis of all samples.
How long does it take to receive my results?
Your results are generally available online 2-3 working days after you have sent your sample to the lab for analysis.
Will I be able to understand my results without any medical training?
All tests results are easily understandable without any medical training and include clear explanations.
What if blood is detected in my stool?
If you test positive, don't panic. Testing positive does NOT necessarily mean that you have cancer. It means that you should go see a doctor to undergo additional diagnostics like a colonoscopy. Blood in your stool can also have other, much less serious causes.