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Valid National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) screening test

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term569116
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 29/08/2014
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A valid National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) screening test is one where the testing kit has been correctly completed by the screening program participant.

Valid NBCSP screening tests include faecal occult blood test (FOBT) kits where:

  • the participant returned both of the required samples
  • the completed testing kit had not expired
  • the two samples were collected within 14 days of each other
  • the completed testing kit was returned within 14 days of the date of collection of the first sample.

Invalid NBCSP screening tests include FOBT kits where:

  • the participant only returned one of the two samples
  • the completed testing kit had expired
  • there was a gap of more than 14 days between the dates on which the two samples were collected
  • there were more than 14 days between the date of the first sample and the arrival of the completed testing kit at the pathology laboratory.

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