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REQUISITIONS REQUIRED

As you know primary screening of normal risk individuals using Fecal Occult Blood Testing (FOBT) commenced in April 2008.
Most cards are mailed back to testing laboratories by participants, which represents a new model for Ontario.
Laboratories are receiving up to 20% of cards without a requisition or with a requisition so incomplete it is impossible to identify the screened individual or responsible clinician.
Under these circumstances specimens cannot be tested. This represents a tremendous waste which will significantly impact the success of the program should the problem continue.
Please ensure your patients participating in ColonCancerCheck have a properly completed OHIP requisition (do not include other tests) and that they understand the requisition must be mailed back with the card once they have placed specimens under all flaps.

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