HyStool® – Simple and Hygienic Stool Collection
HyStool® was devised in Scotland in 2016. The background to the idea was to improve the uptake of the bowel cancer screening test that is sent out by the NHS to those over the age of 50 (In Scotland). The percentage of those completing the test is a poor 50%. Our idea was that if this percentage could be increased then lives would be saved and the NHS would save a lot of money.
Bowel cancer is the second highest cause of cancer deaths in the UK, but with early treatment nine out of ten of those cases can be treated and lives saved.
It is our opinion that the low submission return rate for the bowel cancer screening test is caused by the lack of a suitable device to allow people to easily and hygienically collect a stool sample for this test. HyStool® provides the obvious solution.
HyStool® is a unique, simple to use, flushaway, hygienic, lightweight device that dissolves 100% in cold water. It easily fits inside the NHS bowel cancer screening test kit and if included with that kit will raise return rates and save lives.
For use at Home or by Hospitals
HyStool® could also be used in hospitals, private health care clinics, and pharmacies. It would reduce the chance of cross-contamination and could save lives throughout the world.
HyStool® bags are made from PVA plastic. The material is strong, yet is completely safe for the environment and will dissolve 100% in cold water. Safe to flush our collection device is the simple and obvious solution when it comes to the hygienic collection of stool samples.
HyStool® provides the solution
HyStool® is the simple and hygienic stool collection device. There is now no need to catch a stool on a piece of paper in your hand, use a plate, food container or other such container. there is no need to fit a collection device inside a toilet bowl or retrieve a soiled collection device after it has been used.
Our stool sample collection kit is designed to make an unpleasant job as easy as possible. Simply attach a HyStool® bag to your toilet seat … and pass a stool into the bag. Take the required smear sample. Once finished detach the bag from the seat and simply flush away. HyStool® bags are made from PVA plastic(Polyvinyl Alcohol). They dissolve 100% in cold water.