Colorectal Cancer Screen When it comes to colon and rectal cancers, there is power in prevention and early detection—and testing doesn't always have to feel invasive. $95 Add to cart Product Details Colorectal Cancer Screen overview When it comes to colon and rectal cancers, there is power in earlier detection—and testing doesn't always have to feel invasive. The fecal immunochemical (FIT) test kit allows you to screen for colorectal cancers (CRCs) without special preparation. The FIT test is used to detect the presence of hidden blood in the stool. Each test kit comes with everything you need to collect your sample safely and cleanly from the comfort of home, including step-by-step instructions, specially designed capture paper, and sample-collection wand. Why consider this test? Prevention Screening for CRC can find precancerous polyps that can be removed preventatively, as well as detect early forms of CRC, which is often highly responsive to treatment. # 2 Cancer Threat in the U.S. Excluding lung cancer, CRC is the most common cause of cancer deaths among men and women combined. Family History For people with average risk, regular screening for CRC should begin at age 50. However, if you have a family history of CRC or other factors that increase your risk, talk to your health care provider about the timing and appropriate methods of CRC screening. Limitations Bleeding, especially from polyps and tumors, is intermittent, so blood is not always present in all stool samples. Repeat testing can increase the chances of determining if blood is present from a reoccurring problem. If you have an ongoing condition (such as diverticulitis or hemorrhoids) where blood can occasionally show up in the stool, this test may not be suitable for determining your risk of CRC. We encourage you to consult a doctor to discuss alternative forms of screening. Because FIT explicitly detects the presence of blood, women should not take this test during or at the anticipated time of menstruation, as it may interfere with the accuracy of results. The FIT test is not a substitute for colonoscopy when recommended by a physician. What will your results tell you? Your results will indicate if blood is present in the stool. A positive result indicates there is blood in the stool. This does not necessarily mean you have CRC. A positive result may also indicate that blood loss is occurring due to numerous conditions, including: Ulcers Polyps Inflammatory bowel disease Hemorrhoids Benign or cancerous tumors We encourage that you contact your physician when seeking further medical determination, including a colonoscopy or diagnosis. How does collecting a sample for the Colorectal Cancer Screen work? You will need to provide a fecal sample in the sample collection device provided with your kit. Return your sample to the lab in the pre-addressed, postage-paid kit box and your results will be available in 4-5 business days. * Pixel by LabCorp offers laboratory tests for general wellness monitoring. Our test results provide personalized information and are meant only for wellness purposes. They are not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or medical condition and are not a substitute for professional medical advice or clinically-guided treatment. We always recommend seeking the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding interpretation of your laboratory test results, a medical condition, or other health related issues. You should not make changes in treatment plans without first talking to your health care provider, including changes in medicine, diet, or exercise regimens. Pixel by LabCorp does not have a doctor-patient relationship with you, nor does it have access to a complete medical history or physical examination conducted by a physician that would be necessary for a complete diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan. Neither you nor your physician should rely solely on this guidance.