To Receive a Cologuard Test, Follow these Easy Steps.
1. Talk to your Healthcare Provider
Start by taking to your healthcare provider. it's only available by prescription, so once your provider orders the kit, it's shipped right to your home.
2. Provide your Sample
Using the test is easy and requires only one stool sample. Cologuard uses advanced technology to find DNA and blood in your stool, which detects cells that could be associated with cancer or precancer.
3. Send in your Kit
Send your Cologuard kit to the lab with the prepaid and preaddressed UPS label provided. Once the kit has been returned and processed, the lab will contact your doctor who will then follow up with you to discuss the results.
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