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Professor Ramesh Arasaradnam explains,
“Our study is very good news for the NHS and patients. We found that a simple urine test could potentially halve the number of colonoscopies needed each year. Our urine test, when combined with a stool test, is able to detect the presence of polyps at risk of turning into cancer. By replacing colonoscopies with routine urine tests for ‘at risk’ patients we would take pressure off endoscopy services resulting in substantial cost savings to the NHS and less patients enduring the side-effects of an endoscopy.”