Get A Drip has now partnered with TruCheckTM to bring you the latest, most groundbreaking cancer detection Blood Test. Having an Early Screening Blood Test is the most effective way of managing early stages of cancer. When you detect cancer in its early stages, treatment is far more effective and the chances of a positive outcome are significantly increased.
Having an Early Cancer Screening Blood Test may help prevent the spread of cancer to other parts of the body as well as identifying which type of cancer(s) you have and from which organ it has originated from. This blood test checks your blood sample for Circulating Tumour Cells (CTCs) and clusters within the cells.
In simple terms, this test aims to determine your current cancer status. If cancer is detected, it also pinpoints the tumour’s location, allowing for a quicker, more targeted treatment.
How accurate is the test?
Introduced following comprehensive clinical trials involving more that 40,000 participants, the Early Cancer Screening Blood Test exhibits a sensitivity of 88.24%. This sensitivity represents the test’s ability to identify CTCs within blood samples derived from individuals with cancer.
The specificity, denoting the absence of false positive CTC detections in blood samples from both healthy individuals and those with benign conditions is 99.97%.
The overall ability to determine tissue or organ of origin in positive cases possesses an accuracy of 96.83%.
According to the NHS “The Early Cancer Screening Blood Test correctly revealed two out of every three cancers among 5,000 people who had visited their GP with suspected symptoms, in England or Wales. In 85% of those positive cases, it also pinpointed the original site of cancer.”
How does this process work?
Upon scheduling your test, TruCheck’s UK Doctor will promptly arrange an initial pre-consultation phone conversation with you. During this consultation, any medical history and background will be discussed as well as any potential risks and benefits. If, by any chance the Doctor determines that the test is not suitable for you or you decide not to proceed, a refund will be promptly issued.
When booking your blood test, you book online and pick the Get A Drip clinic most convenient for you to have your blood drawn by one of our Registered Nurses.
Following your appointment, the collected blood sample and accompanying forms need to be dispatched to the laboratory for thorough analysis. Typically, results will be completed and returned within 2-3 weeks (as specified by the lab, counting 12 working days from sample reception).
Which cancers does this test for?
Our test possesses the capability to detect a diverse array of solid organ cancers (cancers which affect organs, rather than blood) including:
- Head and Neck
- Salivary Gland
- Biliary Tract
- Soft Tissue
- Urinary Tract
- Central Nervous System
- And more!
Click here for a full cancer check list!
Are there any restrictions on who can take the test?
Meeting specific clinical requirements is necessary to qualify for this test. Before your treatment, you will be required to fill out a medical history form. This will be reviewed during a pre-consultation call with our medical staff.
In order to take this test you must:
- Be 40 years of age or older.
- Not have any symptoms of cancer currently – If you have any suspected symptoms, please visit your GP.
- You do not have any clinical or radiological suspicion of cancer currently.
- Have not ever been diagnosed with any type of cancer.
- Have not previously had any treatment for any type of cancer.
- Have not had a blood transfusion within 72 hours of your blood draw appointment.
To book your appointment for the TruCheck Early Screening Cancer Blood Test today, please click here.
For any more information, give our friendly team a call on +44 (0) 203 441 9096 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Does this test detect the existence of cancer or the possibility of cancer?
This test detects cancer even in its early stages.
Can it replace conventional cancer screening?
Although this test is extremely valuable, it should not replace conventional cancer screening if such tests are advised by a medical professional.
What if my results come back as ‘positive’?
A positive result means that CTCs (Circulating Tumour Cells) have been found in your blood. The test results will indicate the location for the selected type of cancers with high accuracy, and in other cancers the tissue of origin can be identified with reasonable accuracy. This means we can tell you where the cancer started developing in your body.
With any positive result, a member of our clinical team will can you personally to discuss your results and guide you on your next steps.
If my results are negative, does that mean I am completely cancer-free?
Not necessarily. Although our tests are highly accurate, it does not test for all types and therefore cannot detect all types of cancer. In such cases, it is best to consult your GP for further advice.
How frequently should I take this test?
Since this initial cancer screening procedure is non-intrusive, there are no drawbacks to undergoing it regularly. Nonetheless, we recommend conducting this test annually as a component of your yearly health assessment.
Can I take the Cancer Screen Test if I have symptoms of cancer?
No. This test is designed for people without any symptoms of cancer for preventative purposes. If you believe you are experiencing any symptoms of cancer, please seek urgent medical advice.
Is there an age requirement for this test?
Yes. You have to be over 40 years old in order to take this test. This is due to the age of participants in our clinical trial – at current we cannot confirm accuracy for other age groups.
Can I do other health screening tests at the same time?
Yes. We believe the Cancer Screening Blood Test is a really powerful addition to overall health screening. It is not designed to replace standard health screening tests so it should be done alongside your routine healthcare.