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Get Screened

How Do You Get Tested with Epi proColon® 2.0 CE

Your blood can be drawn at your doctor’s office or the blood collection center of a diagnostic lab. You do not have to change your diet or medicine before getting your blood drawn.

 

What do you need to do?

  1. Make an appointment with your healthcare provider to discuss colorectal cancer screening and decide if this test is right for you.
  2. Get your blood drawn. It might take a few days for the laboratory to send your test result.
  3. Talk with your healthcare provider about your test result.

 

If your test result is positive, your healthcare provider will recommend a colonoscopy. If your test result is negative, discuss your future screening plan with your healthcare provider.

Is Epi proColon® 2.0 CE Right for You?

You should talk with your healthcare provider about recommended screening tests so that you can choose the test that is best for you. Recommended methods include colonoscopy and stool tests.

 

Epi proColon® 2.0 CE might be an option for you if:

  • You are age 50 or older
  • You are considered average-risk* for getting colorectal cancer

 

 

Epi proColon® 2.0 CE is NOT an option for you if:

  • You are considered higher-risk** for getting colorectal cancer

 

 

*A person is considered average-risk for colorectal cancer, if none of the following criteria are met:

A close family member  (parent, sibling, child) has had colorectal cancer. The risk is higher when two or more family members have had colorectal cancer. It is also higher if one or more family members has colorectal cancer and is less than age 50.
A history of benign polyps in the colon or rectum or related cancers, or other bowel disease like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), chronic ulcerative colitis (CUC), or Crohn’s disease.
A history of benign polyps in the colon or rectum or related cancers, or other bowel disease like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), chronic ulcerative colitis (CUC), or Crohn’s disease.
The presence of inherited diseases like Lynch syndrome (hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer) or FAP (familial adenomatous polyposis)
The presence of other inherited diseases include Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome, MYH-Associated Polyposis (MAP), Gardner’s syndrome, Turcot’s (or Crail’s) syndrome, Cowden’s syndrome, Juvenile Polyposis, Cronkhite-Canada syndrome, Neurofibromatosis, or Familial Hyperplastic Polyposis.

**If one or more of the above criteria are met, a person is considered higher-risk for colorectal cancer.