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Invitations for colorectal screening temporarily suspended

Discrepancies noted between test kit barcodes and letters with attached barcodes

27 May 2016, 6:44pm
Invitations for colorectal screening have been temporarily suspended until the health department rectifies discrepancies noted in the last days.

The action is being taken by the screening unit with the primary hearlthcare section as preventive measure until a systems review is completed.

Discrepancies have been noticed between the barcodes attached to the test kits and barcodes sent to patients in the invitation letter. The discrepancy was noticed in a particular batch.

All affected patients have been notified.

Therefore, until the systems review is completed, no invitations for colorectal screening will be issued.