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Bowel screening

  • Bowel screening and coronavirus

    Bowelscreen has restarted. Contact us on Freephone 1800 45 45 55.

  • Colonoscopy

    Learn about what a colonoscopy is and why you may need one after your bowel screen test. Find out about how a colonoscopy is carried out and what you need to do to prepare for it.

  • Home screening test

    The home screening test is a simple way to check for small amounts of blood in your poo.Blood in your poo does not tell you if you have bowel cancer. But it might tell you that you need more tests.

  • Your results

    You’ll receive a letter with your results within 4 weeks of sending us your sample. There are 2 types of results you can get: 'normal' and 'not normal'.

  • Register

    Bowel cancer screening is available to all people aged 60 to 69 living in Ireland. Freephone 1800 45 45 55 to check if you're on the register, or to add your details. You need to be on the bowel screening register before you’re sent an invitation to take a screening test.

  • Screening information

    Free bowel cancer screening aims to find bowel cancer at an early stage, where there are no symptoms. if found early, it’s easier to treat and there’s a better chance of recovery.