Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) screening for bowel cancer saves lives. From 2019, the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) will invite your patients aged 50 to 74 years to participate in the screening program using Immunochemical FOBT every 2 years.
The Gastroenterology Department will deliver Direct Access Colonoscopy service to patients residing in LIVERPOOL and FAIRFIELD LGA who return a positive FOBT done with the NBCSP.We will provide a high quality, patient-centred service which is supported by a FOBT nurse, Gastroenterologists, anaesthetic and nursing expertise.
With Direct Access Colonoscopy, patients with minor health problems will proceed directly to their colonoscopy without needing an initial Specialist consultation. Patients with significant co-morbidities will be scheduled an appointment to see a Specialist prior to colonoscopy, as per current practice.
The steps are outlined below:
Log into HealthPathways South Western Sydney
Click Medical > Click Gastroenterology > Click Colorectal > Click Positive Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT)
For enquiries or appointments, call us between 9.30am – 12pm, Monday to Friday