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24/06/2019
Same Place, New Test: the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is now available in Ontario
 
Dear Primary Care Provider,                    
 
Getting screened for colorectal cancer just got easier for your patients with the introduction of the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) in Ontario.
 
FIT is now available today through Cancer Care Ontario’s organized colon cancer screening program. Patients with an abnormal FIT result should have a colonoscopy within eight weeks of their result due to the high likelihood of abnormal findings.
 
The Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program is investing in building a one-of-a-kind central referral intake process for patients with an abnormal FIT test result to improve wait times and patient experience.  Therefore, to help you facilitate timely access to colonoscopy for your patients, the Waterloo Wellington Coordinated Colonoscopy Access Program (WWCCAP) has also launched today on June 24th.  More info about the WWCCAP can be found here on this website.
 
Also on this website you will find the following:
• FIT lab requisition: Use this instead of the MOHLTC FOBT requisition
• FIT in Waterloo Wellington summary sheet: Review this to prepare your practice for FIT and find out what to do with an abnormal FIT result
• WWCCAP referral form: Keep this handy in your office
 
For questions about FIT in Waterloo Wellington region or additional communication material such as content for your clinic/waiting area television monitors, please contact:  wwregionalcancerprogram@grhosp.on.ca.
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. Rachael Halligan, Regional Primary Care Lead
Dr. Jonathan Love, Regional GI Endoscopy and Colorectal Cancer Screening Lead
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