Cologuard - Exact Sciences - Kit (DO NOT USE)

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you from Exact Science. They will contact you by phone to verify your order.


Fasting Required: No

Results: 2 weeks after your sample is received at Exact Sciences

Specimen: Stool

Special Instructions: Patients should not provide a sample if they have diarrhea or blood in their urine or stool (for example, bleeding hemorrhoids, bleeding cuts or wounds on their hands, rectal bleeding, or menstruation).

Description: Cologuard is an easy to use, noninvasive colon cancer screening test based on the latest advances in stool DNA science. Cologuard finds both cancer and precancer. Both false positives and false negatives do occur. In a clinical study of Cologuard, 13% of people without cancer or precancer tested positive. Any positive should be followed by a diagnostic colonoscopy. Following a negative result, patients should continue participating in a screening program at an interval and with a method appropriate for the individual. The Cologuard Collection Kit is easy to use, and it’s shipped directly to your home. You collect a single stool sample using this kit, then send it to Exact Sciences Labs via prepaid UPS shipping or pick-up.

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.