The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Faecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT)

FIT quantifies faeces haemoglobin by immunoassay. It is more sensitive and specific than guaiac FOB tests.

Tube Sample Picker
ID 12831
Availability Weekdays
Additional Information This test should only be used in accordance with NICE Guidance DG-30 (July 2017). The test is currently available to Leeds GPs, Harrogate and Airedale only.
Turn Around 7 days
Send to Leeds General Infirmary
Clinical Immunology
Old Medical School
Great George Street
Collection Con FIT sample packs are distributed by Clinical Immunology. Packs include a FIT sampling device, patient instruction leaflet and envelope. The faecal sample is collected by the patient using the picker and returned in the envelope directly to the Immunology
Frequency Daily
Sample REQ Faeces
Ref. Range (Male) <10
Ref. Range (Female) <10
Ref. Range (Paed) <10
Ref. Range Notes <10 = Negative
Units ug Hb/g
IP Acute TAT - Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT 7 days
GP Acute TAT - Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT 7 days
Telepath FIT1L