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Web Referral Form: Symptomatic FIT Service



In line with guidance published by the Welsh Government, changes have been made to the guidance and information below, according to the 'New Lower Gastrointestinal 'FIT' National Optimal Pathway'. 

The PHW Symptomatic FIT testing service is suitable for adult patients of any age group with signs or symptoms of potential colorectal cancer as defined in the ‘Welsh Health Circular – New Lower Gastrointestinal ‘FIT’ National Optimal Pathway’. Please ensure the patient meets the criteria before making a referral.


  • FIT should be undertaken in people presenting with signs or symptoms suspicious of colorectal cancer. ACPGBI/BSG advise that a FIT is not required for patients with anal ulceration or anal/rectal mass prior to referral
  • We recommend that patients with an abdominal mass suspicious of malignancy should have a FIT undertaken alongside investigation (e.g. CT abdomen) or suspected cancer referral
  • There is no indication for FIT in people with upper GI symptoms (e.g. dyspepsia)

Please see ‘Welsh Health Circular – New Lower Gastrointestinal ‘FIT’ National Optimal Pathway’ for more information on pathway and safety netting advice. 


For further guidance, please refer to ACPGBI/BSG national guidance and local clinical pathways. 


Please note:

  • Once the referral is submitted, a Symptomatic FIT test pack will be distributed within one working day, via Royal Mail, to the address entered on the referral form.
  • Results will be available within one working day of sample receipt.
  • Results can be accessed via Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP) or GPLink. No paper/email copies of results will be issued.
  • The Laboratory does not send a copy of the result to the patient 


For any queries about a Symptomatic FIT referral, please contact:


01443 235131



This form is intended for requesting Faecal Immunochemical Tests (qFIT/FIT) by a clinician according to service level agreements made with participating Health Boards. (Locations which fall within Aneurin Bevan, Cwm Taf or Hywel Dda Health board should NOT use this form - please refer to local guidance)


Please complete all the questions below for the referral to be processed.


Please check that the information you enter on this form is correct. If the patient details do not match our records, we may not be able to accept the referral/sample.