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Immunologic Colon Cancer Screening

Like the guaic test or hemoccult test, the immunologic colon cancer screening looks for blood in a stool sample.

There are a few advantages to the immunologic test:

  • Simplicity – one test sample instead of three
  • Fewer false po­si­tive tests, no special diet necessary before testing
  • Higher accuracy

Colon cancer is potentially curable if caught early. Therefore it makes sense to screen for colon cancer regularly. If a test is po­si­tive, a referral is made to a gastroenterologist for further testing and if deemed necessary for colonoscopy.