Table 1

Risk of CRC based on FIT, Hb and symptoms

Risk of CRCSymptoms
High risk FIT ≥60 μgHb/g
Where FIT not available
IDA with Hb <10 g/L
Rectal bleeding with;
Change in bowel habit, IDA, weight loss or abdominal pain
IDA with;
Weight loss, abdominal pain or a change in bowel habit
Standard risk FIT 10–59.9 μgHb/g unless palpable mass
Isolated IDA with Hb ≥10 g/L
Isolated symptoms
Low risk FIT <10 μgHb/g unless palpable mass
Colonoscopy in last 3 years
Symptoms not fulfilling NICE guideline NG12 criteria
  • CRC, colorectal cancer; FIT, faecal immunochemical test; Hb, haemoglobin; IDA, iron deficiency anaemia.