ColoVantage Home

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 millions of people around the world.

  • The test detects blood in the stool/faeces (which is often hidden) that may be an early symptom of serious colorectal diseases.
  • 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.

How does ColoVantage Home work?

At home, the user collects two samples of toilet bowel water that are stored and protected on the patented 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. Often, this further testing involves having a colonoscopy to inspect the inside lining of your lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

Why use ColoVantage Home?

Clinical studies have proven that ColoVantage Home is highly accurate for detecting even tiny or invisible amounts of blood in your sample. Clinicians will understand that the ColoVantage Home test has a very high sensitivity (88%) and an exceptional specificity (to reduce false positives) (96–98%).

The convenient, easy-to-use patented brush collection method has been shown to improve participation with screening by up to 66%.

As always, if you see blood in the toilet bowl or suspect a medical problem, please speak with your doctor immediately.

Consult your GP

If you have any concerns or see blood in the toilet bowl or suspect a medical problem, please speak with your doctor immediately.

Screening saves lives.