The Cologuard report

Cologuard test results are reported in a clear, easy-to-read format.

A positive* result does not necessarily mean your patient has cancer. It means that Cologuard detected DNA and/or hemoglobin biomarkers in the stool which are associated with CRC or advanced adenoma.

False positives and false negatives occur with Cologuard and appropriate follow-up is important. Patients with a positive result should have a diagnostic colonoscopy. Patients with a negative diagnostic colonoscopy following a positive Cologuard result do not require additional clinical evaluation

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A negative* result means that Cologuard did not detect significant levels of DNA and/or hemoglobin biomarkers in the stool which are associated with CRC or advanced adenoma.

False positives and false negatives occur with Cologuard and appropriate follow-up is important. Patients with a negative result should continue in a screening program appropriate for the patient. Cologuard is recommended by the ACS every 3 years.

*If a result cannot be obtained due to insufficient sample size, low DNA capture, etc., the lab will automatically request a second sample, at no additional cost to the patient