meet Cologuard

If you are 45 and older and at average risk for colon cancer, Cologuard is a noninvasive screening option that is available by prescription only and may be right for you.

If you are 50 and older and at average risk for colon cancer, Cologuard is a noninvasive screening option that is available by prescription only and may be right for you.

Easy to use

You can use Cologuard right at home! There is no special prep or need for time off. Plus, you don’t have to make any changes to your diet or medication.

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Cologuard is 92% Effective

Effective

As the only FDA-approved test based on stool DNA science, Cologuard finds 92% of colon cancers and 69% of the highest-risk precancers with 87% specificity.

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Cologuard is intended to screen adults 45 years of age and older who are at average risk for colorectal cancer by detecting certain DNA markers and blood in the stool. Do not use if you have had adenomas, have inflammatory bowel disease and certain hereditary syndromes, or a personal or family history of colorectal cancer. Cologuard is not a replacement for colonoscopy in high risk patients. Cologuard performance in adults ages 45-49 is estimated based on a large clinical study of patients 50 and older. 

The Cologuard test result should be interpreted with caution. A positive test result does not confirm the presence of cancer. Patients with a positive test result should be referred for diagnostic colonoscopy. A negative test result does not confirm the absence of cancer. Patients with a negative test result should discuss with their doctor when they need to be tested again. False positives and false negative results can occur. In a clinical study, 13% of people without cancer received a positive result (false positive) and 8% of people with cancer received a negative result (false negative). Rx only.

 

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