About this section
This section describes how provinces and territories correspond with individuals after colorectal screening, and how individuals are notified of their results and invited for follow-up with a diagnostic colonoscopy.
Diagnostic follow-up for colorectal screening
Most jurisdictions mail screening results to participants, while primary care providers receive results via fax or an online system. Five provinces and one territory send a recall reminder to participants every two years, with some programs sending a testing kit alongside the recall reminder.
Receiving results for normal colorectal screening test results
|P/T||PCP responsible for contacting participants to provide results||Results mailed to participant||PCP receives FIT results via fax/ online system||Other ways to receive normal results||YT||✓||✓|
|NT||✓ (opportunistic)||✓||Negative FIT results through the organized screening program receive a letter and phone call from the program directly|
|QC||✓ (opportunistic)||✓ (program)^|
|NB||✓||✓||PCP receives FIT results via mail|
ON: *Lab sends the FIT result to the PCP
QC: ^Once program established
Recall for screening after normal results
|P/T||Recall reminder and kit mailed together every 2 years||Recall reminder mailed out every 2 years or when participant is due||Requisition mailed out when participants are due||Patient questionnaire mailed||No formal recall (participant or PCP must initiate screening)|
|QC||✓ (program)*||✓ (opportunistic)|
QC: *Once program established.