Aberdeen Bowel Screening Service

At BMI Albyn Hospital in Aberdeen, our designated bowel screening service provides fast assessment and diagnosis by our multi-disciplinary screening team, led by our Consultant Bowel screeners.

Who is this service for?

In Scotland, those over the age of 50 will receive a bowel screening test kit through the post by the NHS. Once you return the kit, you’ll usually receive the results within 2 weeks.

bowelscreeningThis test is also available at Albyn hospital and is open to anyone of any age who may have concerns.

Screening helps to detect certain bowel abnormalities at an early stage, which increases the likelihood of successful treatment. If you have received a positive Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), you will require a colonoscopy.

BMI Albyn can provide:

  • Fast access to the Colonoscopy procedure within 14 days.
  • A Team of expert bowel screening consultants to determine an appropriate treatment plan.
  • Price package to include initial assessment, Colonoscopy and treatment plan.
  • Access to further investigations if required out with the pricing package.

What does the service involve?

You will be given an appointment to be reviewed by one of our nursing team to assess your suitability for the colonoscopy, and to discuss what the procedure will entail.

At the appointment you will be given a date for the colonoscopy. This procedure can usually be performed within 14 days of your first appointment.

What is a colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is a procedure that looks at the inside of your large bowel (colon) using a tiny camera. If the consultant finds anything of concern during the procedure, they can perform a biopsy (removing small pieces of tissue) to help make a diagnosis. Sometimes a polyp (small growth) is the cause of the problem and the consultant may be able to remove it during the procedure.

What to expect on the day of your colonoscopy

You will meet one of our bowel screening consultants who will carry out the procedure.

The colonoscopy takes place within one of our theatre rooms and will take approximately 45 minutes.

The consultant will be able to give you some preliminary results and may recommend a scan (CT scan). Where possible, this will be performed on the day of the procedure.

The results of any biopsies taken are usually available within 2 weeks.

Pricing information

  • Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) - £86.35
  • Colonoscopy without sedation - £1,300
  • Colonoscopy with sedation - £1,400
  • CT scan - price on request

We offer flexible payment options if you wish to pay for yourself and work with all major insurance providers.