Bladder cancer pilot producing results

A 12 month pilot programme testing for bladder cancer is achieving positive results for the Counties Manukau region.

The Cx Bladder test is a non-invasive molecular based urine test for possible bladder cancer in patients’ presenting with blood in the urine (haematuria).

“Patients who have been referred by their GP and who meet the Cx bladder criteria for testing are sent an information pack and information about the laboratories that hold the relevant test kit,” says Counties Manukau Service Manager Elective and Urology Services, Sue Shipperlee.

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Published March 5th 2019