Common "Cologuard" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Cologuard is a noninvasive, stool-based screening test for colorectal cancer. The test uses a stool sample to detect changes in DNA and other biomarkers indicative of colorectal cancer or precancerous growths. Individuals with a positive Cologuard result must undergo a colonoscopy to confirm the diagnosis and determine the appropriate treatment.

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My 69-year-old mother tested positive in her cologuard test and was advised of a colonoscopy. Is it serious?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother tested positive in her cologuard test last month and was advised to get a colonoscopy. We have called at least eight different practices, but the earliest she can get in for a colonoscopy is next month. My mother is an anxious person, and so is my dad. She had a colonoscopy s...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed the case history. The cologaurd test is used for the initial screening of colorectal cancer. Considering the last colonoscopy, which was normal, and she is asymptomatic from a gastrointestinal point of view, I guess waiting for a few more weeks from n...  Read Full »

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