FDA Approves First At-Home DNA Test for Colon Cancer

August 12, 2014 9:48 PM

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FDA Approves First At-Home DNA Test for Colon Cancer

The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular mutations in stool samples that can be an early warning sign of cancer. Patients who test positive for the mutations should undergo a colonoscopy to confirm the results.

The test involves using a collection kit to take a stool sample at home, then shipping it to a lab that looks for DNA and blood that may suggest something is amiss. Many people may find it easier than undergoing a colonoscopy.

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